Event News

Professor Ian Robinson
TODAY – 12 January – Celebrating the career and achievements of Professor Ian S Robinson This afternoon's Retirement Celebration for Prof Ian Robinson can be watched via live streaming at: https://v-scene.ja.net/jsp/cs/cs000....
National Oceanography Centre with RRS Discovery
24–27 February 2015 – Recent capital investment, as part of the UK Government ‘Eight Great Technologies’ initiative, means that the NERC MARS facility now comprises the largest and most diverse research fleet of marine...
Greenhouse gas meeting, 7-8 January 2015
7 and 8 January 2015 – The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is hosting an event to co-ordinate future greenhouse gas research in the UK, on behalf of the UK Greenhouse Gas Scientific community. Registration for this ‘Greenhouse gas...
National Oceanography Centre in Southampton
Thursday 5 March 2015 – Ocean winds and waves monitoring with GNSS-Reflectometry A one-day workshop on new spaceborne capability for improved ocean surface wind and wave monitoring with reflected signals from Global Navigation Satellite...
Osborne Bay
8 January 2015 – Dr Tim Ferrero, Head of Marine Conservation, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust – Mud, Maps and Marine Conservation Zones: The role of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust in marine conservation...
National Oceanography Centre
Tuesday 24 February 2015, starting at 9.15am in the Seminar Room, National Oceanography Centre – Register a place by emailing NOCevents@noc.ac.uk On 24 February 2015 the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOC) will be hosting the...
Prof Ian Robinson
Monday 12 January 2015, 1.30pm – 6pm, Henry Charnock Lecture Theatre, National Oceanography Centre A workshop is taking place to mark the retirement and celebrate the achievements of Ian Robinson, Professor of Satellite Oceanography, and...
AGU Fall Meeting
15 – 19 December 2014, San Francisco Scientists from NOC are presenting their research at the AGU Fall meeting in the USA – the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. The event, now in its 47th year, hosts 24,000...
Marine Life Talks
CANCELLED –  Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Marine Life Talk scheduled for 4 December will not now take place. The next talk will be on 8 January 2015.  
SMOS Salinity Workshop
26-28 November 2014 – Met Office, Exeter, UK  

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