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'Social and historical impact of climate change' study day
'Social and Historical Impact of Climate Change' Study Day Saturday 12 April 2014 Lifelong Learning are holding a Study Day on Saturday 12th April at Avenue Campus on ‘Social and Historical Impact of Climate Change’. ...
Deep-sea Foraminifera
3 April 2014 – Paris Stefanoudis Deep-sea Foraminifera: ecology, diversity patterns and modern-day applications Foraminifera are a hugely successful taxonomic group of single-celled eukaryotic organisms with tests (shells) that inhabits a...
Mitten crab
6 March 2014 – Dr Paul F Clark, Natural History Museum Crabs, eels and rubbish: long term studies on the River Thames The invasion of the River Thames by the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853, has been documented...
Ocean and Earth Day
An exciting FREE hands-on family fun day about the fascinating work of the UK's National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in the Oceans of the World. The NOC is a world class oceanographic research institution spanning the coast to the deep ocean....
RRS Discovery passing the Liver Building, Liverpool
Liverpool Marine Symposium: a day exploring the science of coastal and shelf seas and their links with the global ocean Presentations at the symposium from scientists at NOC and the University of Liverpool will consider aspects of physics,...
6 February 2014 – Jellyfish: a global perspective – Mike Blackett  Jellyfish have gained notoriety over recent decades. Outbreaks of jellyfish have been increasingly reported around the world, causing economic loss for a range of...
GPS Station, Lake Ellesworth
The webinar will be broadcast Thursday, December 12, 2013 11:00 AM EST (8:00 AM PST). Register for the seminar at www.oceanmysteries.net. Registration is required. This is part of Blue Marvel Series - there is no charge. A Probe for Measurement and...
Breakfast Club
On the 16 January 2014 the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOC) will be hosting the next in its series of Marine Manufacturer’s ‘Breakfast Club’ meetings.  At this Breakfast Club meeting Kevin Forshaw will be...
The first Discovery
Gwyn Griffiths, former chief technologist at the National Oceanography Centre, presented a webinar on A Century of Discovery: How Three Research Ships Named "Discovery" Unveiled the Ocean's Mysteries.  More information about the...
Belt transects monitoring the population of wild Pacific oysters in Blue Lagoon, Poole Harbour
9 January 2014 – Pacific oysters on the south coast of England – Stephanie Deane Pacific oysters, Crassostrea gigas, are an aquaculture success story.  Nationally 1356 tonnes were produced during 2009 with an estimated first...

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