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Marine Life Talks
Due to unforeseen circumstances there will not be a Marine Life Talk this month Devotees of the Marine Life Talks may be interested in the following public talks taking place later this month: Pint of Science If you have ever wanted to combine...
Aerial view of the La Rance tidal barrage
15 May  2015 – Seminar Room National Oceanography Centre, Southampton SOREC is delighted to announce a conference  to provide guidance for SMEs engaged in the tidal energy sector. What are the challenges that face developers of...
Ocean Business at NOC
Ocean Business 2015 is underway. Please come and see us on Stand W11 Workshop – Recent advances in Ocean Circulation Modelling Tuesday, 14 April, 1000-12noon, NOC Seminar Room For further details click here or contact, Zoe: Jacobs...
Dr Russell Wynn
Dr Russell Wynn, Chief Scientist of the Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems (MARS) at the National Oceanography Centre, will be speaking on the MASSMO project at tonight’s meeting from 17:30 to 19:30 in South Kennington. The talk, entitled...
Hydrothermal vent worms - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
2 April 2015 – Deep-sea tubeworms and super-fast fossils – Magdalena Georgieva PhD student at Natural History Museum, London and University of Leeds Polychaete worms are multi-segmented, bristly worms that dominate almost all...
National Oceanography Centre
Monday 30 March – A Workshop to Review Requirements and Options for an Operational Service –  National Oceanography Centre in Southampton Introduction Sea Level Space Watch is a short-term project, funded by the UK Space Agency...
The physiology of climate change
5 March 2015 – The physiology of climate change: move, acclimatise, adapt or die – James Morris Physiology, the study of how life functions, can tell us great deal about how organisms are persisting in their current habitats. It...
Phil Woodworth receiving his MBE (British Ceremonial Arts Ltd)
 In honour of Philip Woodworth To be held at the Liverpool Medical Institute, Liverpool, 12-13 March 2015   The National Oceanography Centre will host a two-day meeting focused on sea-level research conducted in the UK. In addition to...
Coloured coccolithophores
5 February 2015 – Coccolithophores: microscopic algae with a global impact – Chris Daniels Coccolithophores are group of diverse, microscopic, single-celled algae found throughout the world’s oceans. They are unique because...
Envirohack 2015
A NERC funded ‘Hackathon’ will take place at the Digital Catapult Centre in London between 27 and 28 February. This event is being organised by the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH...

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