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The physiology of climate change
5 March 2015 – The physiology of climate change: move, acclimatise, adapt or die – James Morris Physiology, the study of how life functions, can tell us great deal about how organisms are persisting in their current habitats. It...
Phil Woodworth receiving his MBE (British Ceremonial Arts Ltd)
 In honour of Philip Woodworth To be held at the Liverpool Medical Institute, Liverpool, 12-13 March 2015   The National Oceanography Centre will host a two-day meeting focused on sea-level research conducted in the UK. In addition to...
Coloured coccolithophores
5 February 2015 – Coccolithophores: microscopic algae with a global impact – Chris Daniels Coccolithophores are group of diverse, microscopic, single-celled algae found throughout the world’s oceans. They are unique because...
Envirohack 2015
A NERC funded ‘Hackathon’ will take place at the Digital Catapult Centre in London between 27 and 28 February. This event is being organised by the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH...
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...

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