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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...
NOC's robot fleet
During half term, 28–30 October, some of the fleet of robots currently exploring the ocean off the coast of the Scilly Isles will be on display at the Science Museum in London. Running from the 28–30 October, The Antenna Live: Sea...
EurOCEAN 2014
The head of the National Oceanography Centre, Professor Ed Hill, will be one of the keynote speakers at the eighth international EurOCEAN 2014 conference, which will be setting a sea and ocean research agenda for Europe. The two and a half day...
Shipwrecks and submerged worlds – 2 October 2014
2 October 2014 – Peter Campbell Shipwrecks and submerged worlds Maritime archaeology is the study of human engagement with the sea and inland waterways. Archaeology provides information on our economic, political, and social past. However,...
An ice drifter being deployed in the Greenland Sea, March 2000
Next week there will be two meetings entitled 'Arctic sea ice reduction: the evidence, models, and global impacts', held under the auspices of the Royal Society, organized by Prof Daniel Feltham (U Reading), with Dr Sheldon Bacon (NOC), Dr...
18-21 November 2014
18-21 November 2014 – Early Career Researcher participants workshop on: Marine Science and Technology – promoting UK-Colombian interdisciplinary research collaboration and career opportunities Under the British Council Researcher...
Deploying RAPID buoys
18-19 September 2014, Church House, Westminster, London. In 2014 RAPID reached 10 years of continuous observations of overturning circulation in the Atlantic Ocean.  The joint UK-US RAPID programme has been making observation of the...
A cruise to the Hadal Zone
4 September 2014 – Matteo Ichino Report of a cruise to the Hadal Zone In this talk Matteo will focus on the current understanding of the ecology in Hadal Trenches, mostly focusing on his experience on the R/V Thompson during a...
Chemical Sensors Masterclass
‘Next Generation of Chemical Sensors for Cold Environment’ Masterclass – Wednesday 10th September 2014, 10am-4pm – School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol Are you interested in new techniques for measuring...
Participants at the 8th Coastal Altimetry Workshop
The workshop is now underway in Lake Constance, Germany – 23-24 October 2014 This Workshop aims at being once again a lively forum for a community-led review of the science and applications of coastal altimetry, from data processing...

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