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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...
Royal Research Ships James Cook (left) and Discovery
An organisation representing operators of the world’s scientific research ship fleet holds its landmark 25th annual meeting in Southampton later this month. The International Research Ship Operators (IRSO) meeting takes place at the...
A Scabbardfish
Fish from the continental slope west of the British Isles, 19.30pm at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton – by Clive Trueman– The fish that live on the coastal and shelf seas of the British isles are relatively familiar from...
credit: Rona Lee
That Oceanic Feeling – Rona Lee Thursday 27th September, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton (note venue) A Marine Life Talk with a difference takes place on Thursday 27 September at the John Hansard Gallery on the University...
Whale-fall on the seafloor
Dinner in the deep sea, 19.30pm at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton – by Diva Amon– The normally food-poor deep sea is punctuated in space and time by organic-rich remains such as the carcasses of dead whales (whale-falls...
Extra-tropical storm surges have long been a major cause of ‘natural disasters’ in Northern Europe.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 14:00 - 15:00 Dr Anna Carlsson-Hyslop , Lancaster University A weekly seminar takes place at the National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool during university term time. Our Wednesday seminars take the form of a 45...
Marine Life Talks
–Climate Change: The science behind the spin, 19.30pm at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton – by Michael Henehan – Unfortunately, it's often difficult to differentiate the wheat from the chaff with regards...
Pleased to eat you! (Ocean & Earth Day 2012)
The enormously exciting Ocean and Earth Day takes place at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton this year on 23 March from 10.30 to 16.00 (last entry 15.30), as part of National Science and Engineering Week.  For more details: ...
National Oceanography Centre
IEEE AUV 2012 Conference 25 and 26 September 2012 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK An international conference for ocean robotics is to be held at the UK’s National Oceanography Centre in Southampton 25-26 September 2012....
Holothurian, copyright David Shale 2010
The weird and wonderful life at the Mid-Atlantic ridge, 19.30pm at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton – by Dr Claudia Alt – The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is a large mountain range in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, creating the...

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