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The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) is hosting it's annual Christmas Lecture event at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton on the 12 December 2016. This is a free programme of career presentations, for KS2/3 students, by...
The MAT Showcase for 2017 will take place during the week of 13 - 17 November. The NOC has been pioneering in the development of Marine Autonomous Systems for 20 years now, developing platforms that have collected data from the most challenging...
The Black Bream Project
1 December 2016 – The Black Bream Project Speaker: Dr Matt Doggett – Each year a relatively unknown but spectacular event occurs underwater off the Dorset, Hampshire and Sussex coasts and maybe even beyond. Tens of thousands of black...
MAT Showcase 2016 ALR
The UK’s National Oceanography Centre is hosting a brand new marine autonomy and technology showcase from 14-18 November at the NOC’s waterfront site in Southampton. The full programme of events and registration is available now on the...
Secrets of the Solent
3 November 2016 – Secrets of the Solent; becoming involved in marine conservation locally Speaker: Owain Masters – A presentation about Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s new Heritage Lottery Funded project, Secrets of...
Humpback whales
6 October 2016 – Marine Conservation Efforts in Southern Mozambique Speaker: Francesca Trotman – Love the Oceans, founded in 2014 by University of Southampton graduate Francesca Trotman, is a non-profit marine conservation organisation...
A new study recently published in the journal Global Biogeochemical Cycles offers clues to the potential impact of ocean acidification deep-sea, shell-forming organisms. This collaborative research, involving contributions from the National...
Into the blue Manchester
25-29 October 2016 – The Runway Visitor Park, Sunbank Lane, Altrincham, WA15 8XQ NERC is bringing its science to the North West in a series of events during October. We live and breathe science. From the air in our lungs to whether of...
RRS Discovery in Liverpool
4–7 October 2016 – We live and breathe science. From the air in our lungs to whether of not it rains today, environmental science explains much of what happens to us. Did you know that air quality matters to your health? Or that the...
Challenger Society for Marine Science
5 to 8 September 2016 –The 17th biennial Challenger Society for Marine Science conference will be held in Liverpool, jointly hosted by the National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool University and Liverpool John Moores University. The 2016...

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