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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...
NOC Industry Showcase, Liverpool
29 September 2015 – To be held at the Foresight Centre, Liverpool – free to attend The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is the UK's leading institute for integrated ocean research and technology development from the coast to Deep...
IOCCP sensors
6 August 2015 – Measuring the carbon dioxide in the ocean – Jennifer Clarke Carbon dioxide is being emitted into the ocean primarily from burning fossil fuels, land use changes and cement production. With both atmospheric and...
Offshore Wind Turbines
Winds of Change – Meeting the challenges of the Offshore Wind Industry 10 July at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton Visit the Eventbrite website for details and to register   The agenda with details of sessions and...
Centrophorus squamosus
2 July 2015 – The secret world of deep-sea sharks – Christopher Bird You’re a mile down. It’s cold, dark and the pressure is crushing. The light from surface waters is almost a distant memory. There are no plants down...
Seawork 2015
Wednesday 17 June 10:00 to 10:45 in Conference Room 1 – Seawork 2015, Southampton Kevin Forshaw, the NOC’s Associate Director of Innovation and Enterprise, will present at Seawork International 2015, alongside Simon Gerrard from...
National Oceanography Centre
7 July 2015 – A workshop at the National Oceanography Centre, in support of a bid to establish a Centre for Doctoral Training in the use of smart and autonomous observation for the environmental sciences (CDT Autonomy) 11.00 am in the Access...

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