Event News

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...
Knowledge Transfer Network
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST), National Oceanography Centre, Southampton This event, run by the Knowledge Transfer Network's Transport team and hosted by the National Oceanography Centre, will provide delegates with...
CORER centre for offshore renewable energy research
A free workshop on tidal and wave energy is to be held on 22 July 12:30–17:00 at the University of Liverpool’s Gallery Room at the Foresight Centre on Brownlow Street, L69 3GL. To register, please email Jingbo He at the National...
Polar bears
A leading scientist at the National Oceanography Centre, Dr Sheldon Bacon, gave evidence at a special House of Lords inquiry looking into changes in the Arctic. The House of Lords Select Committee, appointed last month, took evidence from senior...
Chris Shaw
NOC is supporting an ultra-marathon swim of 50km to raise funds for a Wirral mental health charity. Chris Shaw, the CEO of Advocacy in Wirral Health is planning to swim 50km from the East coast of the Wirral to Colwyn Bay and Hilbre Island this...
Marine Life Talk 7 August 2014
7 August 2014 – Chiara Marieni Rising CO2 levels: effects on marine environment and CCS as a mitigation strategy The anthropogenic CO2 emissions, mainly linked to the burning of fossil fuels, are widely recognised as a cause of rising level...
NOC at Insurance Modelling and Data Expose
The National Oceanography Centre will be joining 30 other exhibitors from across industry, government and academic institutions at the Insurance Modelling & Data Expose (IMDE) on 2 July. NOC will be showcasing the centre’s science and...

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