Event News

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  
A visitor to Ocean & Earth Day 2014
The oceans are the key to the long-term health of our beautiful blue planet. They continue to surprise and amaze us as we visit this mysterious realm from coast to deep ocean. So little of the ocean has been explored that we encounter hundreds of...
Shark fishing
6 November 2014 – Francesca Trotman The importance of sharks in our ecosystems Concerns over the impact of shark fishing on the marine ecosystem are now being voiced worldwide. It’s an area that needs to be explored further, to save...

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