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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...
NOC Liverpool
15 July  2015 – The National Oceanography Centre will be hosting the 56th Marine Measurement Forum in Liverpool For more details click here
Sea Turtle, copyright Greenpeace / Marco Care
4 June 2015 – Our relationship with the sea – Emma Cavan Prior to the late 1800s, humans utilised the oceans for thousands of years to find new lands and to source food in sustainable ways. Technological development has...
Pint of Science
18 - 20 May – If you have ever wanted to combine intellectual stimulation, entertainment and freshly brewed beer, then make sure you book a ticket for this year’s international ‘Pint of Science’ festival, which will see NOC...
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...

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