Event News

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival
The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival returns! From 3 - 5 May Lyme Regis waterfront will be transformed into an exhibition of geology and fossils, for the 'Coastal Treasures' themed Lyme Regis Fossil Festival. The festival will explore the ancient...
Thin Ice release
The film Thin Ice - The Inside Story of Climate Science was released on Monday 22 April. The launch coincides with Earth Day, a global campaign to raise awareness of environmental issues and climate change. The motivation behind Thin Ice was to...
The onion with water
Engineering for measurement and sampling of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth, Antarctica: Trials and tribulations – by Dr Matt Mowlem – Antarctic subglacial lakes are thought to be extreme habitats for microbial life and may contain important...
Ocean and Earth Day at NOC
Beat the queues! Catch the free bus to Ocean and Earth Day 2013 this Saturday 23 March. With extremely limited on-site parking, there is a free Park & Ride service to shuttle visitors to Ocean and Earth Day, the National...
Basket stars
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...

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