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Colossendeis in hand
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...
Live foram
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...
Bess B Ward
9 October 2015 – Nitrogen cycling in the oxygen minimum zone Bess B Ward Oxygen minimum zones form in a few special regions of the ocean due to the confluence of high productivity waters (usually fed by upwelling) and slow midwater...
Marine Life Talk  – 1 October 2015
1 October 2015 – Characteristics, changes and challenges of the Arctic marine ecosystem Kyle Mayers The Arctic environment is undergoing a period of rapid change as it experiences the largest warming of any region in the world. Sea ice is...
Costa Concordia
3 September 2015 – The 'Human' in the Ship – Andrew Clarke In the modern age of technology and innovation how are we considering humans in the shipping industry? In this talk the “Human Element” will be...
Sustained ocean observing for the next decade
14 – 18 September 2015 – Galway, Ireland Registration : www.gaic2015.org/registration   Further information: www.gaic2015.org/   The conveners have great pleasure in announcing a science meeting to bring together participants...

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