Marine Life Talks

Marine Life Talk Posters

A series of monthly talks on marine conservation topics. These talks are open to the public and admission is free.

The Marine Life Talks are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm, please arrive at 7.15pm to be met in Reception. National Oceanography Centre Southampton can be reached via Dock Gate 4 (between Town Quay and Ocean Village).

Deep-sea Foraminifera
Talk Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 19:15 - 21:30
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
Talk Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 19:15 - 21:30
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...
Talk Date: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 19:15 - 21:00
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...
Belt transects monitoring the population of wild Pacific oysters in Blue Lagoon, Poole Harbour
Talk Date: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 19:00 - 20:30
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...
All Saints Church, Dunwich – before and after 100 years of coastal erosion
Talk Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 19:15 - 20:30
5 December 2013 – ‘Britain's Atlantis’ – Dunwich, Suffolk – Coastal Erosion, Archaeology and Ultra-high resolution sonar imaging – The town of Dunwich on the coast of Suffolk has nearly all been...

Information for…


The outputs of research generate new knowledge about the oceans. Transferring scientific knowledge to support business and industry is an important part of our NOC remit.



Our research is intended to tackle the big environmental issues facing the world. Research priorities will include the oceans' role in climate change, sea level change and the future of the Arctic Ocean.



The University of Southampton and the University of Liverpool both offer a range of highly regarded undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Ocean and Earth Science.



For any media or press enquiries to the National Oceanography Centre follow the more link below. Please note the centre's press office is staffed from 0830 to 1730, Monday to Friday.



NOC Staff can access the Intranet and Webmail resources at the following URLS.


Follow what we are up to:

Follow NOCnews on Twitter Follow NOCSnews on Youtube Follow NOC on facebook

Delivery Partners

Delivery Partners helping to provide marine science national capability.


Marine Science Community

The creation of a wider association of Universities and research institutions to support wider engagement of the NOC with the marine science community is now underway.



The National Oceanographic Library is a national resource for the UK marine science community.


Principal scientists

All updated information for cruise participants can be found using the Marine Facilities Planning website: