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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...
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...

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