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Marine Life Talks
CANCELLED –  Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Marine Life Talk scheduled for 4 December will not now take place. The next talk will be on 8 January 2015.  
SMOS Salinity Workshop
26-28 November 2014 – Met Office, Exeter, UK  
A visitor to Ocean & Earth Day 2014
The oceans are the key to the long-term health of our beautiful blue planet. They continue to surprise and amaze us as we visit this mysterious realm from coast to deep ocean. So little of the ocean has been explored that we encounter hundreds of...
Shark fishing
6 November 2014 – Francesca Trotman The importance of sharks in our ecosystems Concerns over the impact of shark fishing on the marine ecosystem are now being voiced worldwide. It’s an area that needs to be explored further, to save...
NOC's robot fleet
During half term, 28–30 October, some of the fleet of robots currently exploring the ocean off the coast of the Scilly Isles will be on display at the Science Museum in London. Running from the 28–30 October, The Antenna Live: Sea...
EurOCEAN 2014
The head of the National Oceanography Centre, Professor Ed Hill, will be one of the keynote speakers at the eighth international EurOCEAN 2014 conference, which will be setting a sea and ocean research agenda for Europe. The two and a half day...
Shipwrecks and submerged worlds – 2 October 2014
2 October 2014 – Peter Campbell Shipwrecks and submerged worlds Maritime archaeology is the study of human engagement with the sea and inland waterways. Archaeology provides information on our economic, political, and social past. However,...
An ice drifter being deployed in the Greenland Sea, March 2000
Next week there will be two meetings entitled 'Arctic sea ice reduction: the evidence, models, and global impacts', held under the auspices of the Royal Society, organized by Prof Daniel Feltham (U Reading), with Dr Sheldon Bacon (NOC), Dr...
18-21 November 2014
18-21 November 2014 – Early Career Researcher participants workshop on: Marine Science and Technology – promoting UK-Colombian interdisciplinary research collaboration and career opportunities Under the British Council Researcher...
Deploying RAPID buoys
18-19 September 2014, Church House, Westminster, London. In 2014 RAPID reached 10 years of continuous observations of overturning circulation in the Atlantic Ocean.  The joint UK-US RAPID programme has been making observation of the...

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