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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:...
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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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3 December 2015 – Collections of Discovery – Speaker: Tammy Horton – Enthusiasm for the largest environment on earth, the deep sea and the creatures that inhabit it, is greater than ever, despite its remote and intangible quality...
Colne Rising guided walk
The National Oceanography Centre has lent its expertise to the creation of a fictitious story where rising sea levels due to climate change, and the equinox brings a massive flood to one of the highest areas of the country. ‘Colne Rising...
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To assess how the scientific requirements of South Georgia will best be facilitated, a NOC scientist joined others from institutes around the world in the Falklands this week.  Professor Richard Sanders, from the NOC said “This meeting...
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PLEASE NOTE – November's Marine Life Talk will break from tradition and take place on the second Thursday of the month – 12 November 2015 Evolution, climate and the fossil record: what plankton can tell us – speaker Anieke...
National Oceanography Centre
Thursday 22 October 2015 – 10:30-14:00 'Where Science Meets Business'    THE VISIT WILL INCLUDE ... A welcome from Professor Ian Wright – Director of Science & Technology A tour of the NOC including the new...
National Oceanography Centre
  The UK Marine Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group (MASRWG) is organising this conference to develop and promote a UK Code of Practice in collaboration with the international maritime community for the operation of Marine Autonomous...

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