Event News

Reception at the SeaCiity museum
Representatives from Japan, the UK, Italy, Germany, France, the USA, Canada and the European Commission met in the NOC for a two day workshop aiming to help develop proposals as part of the G7 future of the Oceans initiative. A reception was held...
OceanSITES 2016
25–29 April 2016 – OceanSITES 2016: 11th Steering Committee and 8th Data Management Team Meeting National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom OceanSITES is a worldwide system of long-term, open-ocean reference stations...
15 March 2016 – Marine Technology and Services Sector Role in the Blue Economy 15 March 2016 10:00 – 17:00 South Gallery, Room 12 Costs and Benefits of Multidisciplinary Fixed-Point Ocean Observations 13:15-13:40 – Dr Luisa...
Oceanology International
15–17 March 2016 – The NOC will be exhibiting at Oceanology International in March at stand A235,  showcasing capability in both Science and Technology. Running alongside will be  programme of talks and presentations hosted in...
On models and climate change...
3 March 2016 – On models and climate change: lessons from the contrasting fortunes of Raymond Pearl and Guy Stewart Callendar – Speaker: Prof Tom Anderson – Climate change is perhaps the biggest threat facing human society today....
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 – 8.30-11.00 NOC On the 23 February 2016 the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOC) will be hosting the next in its series of Marine Manufacturer’s ‘Breakfast Club’ meetings. At this...
Liverpool Marine Symposium 2016
Thursday, 28 January 2016 – Presentations are invited from scientists at the NOC and Liverpool Universities that relate to one of the three key themes  This year’s symposium will consist of talks under the following themes:...
Basket stars
4 February 2016 – The SERPENT project – Speaker: Dr Andrew Gates – Deep-sea research is multi-disciplinary, requiring large research vessels and cutting edge equipment, meaning many countries do not have their own deep-sea...
Dan Abbott
7 January 2016 – Shark behaviour – Speaker: Dan Abbott – During the talk, Dan will introduce some of the biggest personalities he has ever met: sharks! He will also talk about at some of the other marine life in South Africa, such...
Monday 14 – Friday 18 November 2016 – With 2016 set to be a packed year for the MARS team and the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre, the 2016 showcase will move to 14 – 18 November 2016 giving the opportunity to cover all of the...

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