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Rigs, robots and deep-sea life: highlights from the SERPENT project – by Dr Dan Jones – This talk will cover the highlights of 10 years of research on oil and gas installations by the SERPENT project, a novel collaboration between...
Ocean Business at NOC
One of Europe’s biggest business-to-business showcases for the marine technology industry opens at the National Oceanography Centre, from Tuesday to Thursday, 9 to 11 April. Ocean Business 13 will bring 300 companies to Southampton for the...
Setting the Course for UK Operational Oceanography
On behalf of the Government's Marine Science Coordination Committee (MSCC), NOC is hosting a conference this week with the title 'Setting the Course for UK Operational Oceanography'. Nearly 100 people have registered and, unfortunately...
White shark
A journey with White Sharks – by Oliver Jewell – This talk will focus around Oliver’s journey as a University of Southampton Undergraduate to a full time researcher and MSc working with white sharks in South Africa. It will cover...
Diary of a fish: How fish tag themselves by Kirsteen MacKenzie Understanding the ecology of fish in our seas is an important goal for both managing the numbers of fish we can catch and for conservation of the fish we don’t want to catch. When...
Setting the Course for UK Operational Oceanography
About Operational Oceanography   Operational oceanography provides essential marine measurements, analyses, predictions and assessments for improving safety at sea, the efficiency and effectiveness of industrial and other activities and...
Joseph Proudman building, Liverpool
20 November 2012 – The 2012 Proudman Lecture will be given by Prof Reiner Rummel from Technische Universität München, entitled "Gravity from space, the geoid and the ocean" The lecture will be held in the Halsall Room, Foresight...
Mike Cassidy with volcano
Volcano trickery: How to survive an eruption – by Dr Mike Cassidy – This presentation brings together messy experiments, fascinating facts, incredible video clips and even some magic to help you to understand one of the most remarkable...
Ediacaran Biota fossils
The Ediacaran Biota and the development of modern marine ecosystems – by Alex Liu – Life in the modern oceans is abundant and diverse, but it hasn't always been that way. For almost three billion years following the initial...
ADCP - Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
Understanding our Coastal Waters – Irish Sea Coastal Observatory and Field AC project For over a decade the Liverpool Bay Coastal Observatory produced a unique set of real time data from one of the UK’s most challenging coastal...

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