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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...
Sensory adaptation of deep-sea fish
3 July 2014 – Ming-Tsung Chung Sensory adaptation of deep-sea fish The open ocean is strongly zoned by vertical gradients. Numerous environmental factors, such as topography, temperature, light penetration, vary with depth. Fish have evolved...
Sea Work 2014
Universities and Research Institutes are an invaluable source of support for companies wishing to develop new products and services, or accessing new expertise. A variety of mechanisms exist that are flexible to company need, and many of these...
International Festival for Business 2014
During June and July this year NOC will be participating in the International Festival for Business 2014 (IFB 2014) held this year in Liverpool. IFB will span 50 days in June and July comprising around 290 events and around 250,000 people are...
Dr Brian King with Argo Float
A recording of a recent webinar on Argo – Revolution and Evolution given by Dr Brian King, a member of the Argo Steering Team based at the National Oceanography Centre, is now available online. In this webinar, Dr King discusses the Argo...
5 June 2014 – Gareth Dyke Fossil marine reptiles from the age of dinosaurs Just a few groups of reptiles live in the worlds oceans today. Back in time – in the age of dinosaurs around 100 million years ago – a wide variety of...
Brisingid seastar
1 May 2014 – Laetitia Gunton Life Inside a Deep-Sea Canyon Submarine canyons are unique and fascinating features found in the deep sea. They are disturbed environments, in which strong currents and internal tides scour the seabed. Canyons...
'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...

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