The National Oceanography Centre seminar series covers the full range of research activities undertaken at NOC. Speakers include a large number of invited guests from the UK and abroad. Seminars are held weekly during term-time from October to June.

Visitors should check before travelling to attend the seminar.

NOC Liverpool Seminar Series

A weekly Wednesday seminar takes place at the National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool during university term time. Seminars begin at 2pm and take the form of a 45 minute presentation with extra time for questions. Refreshments and informal discussion will follow in the lab afterwards.

Though our lab specializes in shelf sea and sea level science, the series will be broad in scope, covering all aspects of oceanography, climate and geophysical fluid dynamics. Seminars are attended by Ph.D. students, researchers and senior scientists from NOC and the University of Liverpool.

Next Seminar

Wednesday 15th February 2017
    Dr Matthew Palmer
    Turbulent control of the physical structure of continental shelf seas


In 2004 the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory initiated The Proudman Lecture Series in which internationally leading researchers working in the fields of physical oceanography, marine geodesy and climate prediction present an overview of their research to the scientists and research students of the wider Liverpool marine sciences community. This community comprises POL and within the University of Liverpool the Departments of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, Geography and Biological Sciences. After the lecture the audience is invited to interact with the Proudman Lecturer in a less formal atmosphere, over refreshments served in the Cath Allen Room of the Joseph Proudman Building.

NOC Southampton Seminar Series

The Friday Seminar Series covers the full range of research activities undertaken at NOC Southampton.

Speakers include a large number of invited guests from the UK and abroad.

Seminars are held weekly during term-time from October to June, and take place from 4-5 pm in the Henry Charnock Lecture Theatre of the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.

Upcoming Seminars

Friday, February 24, 2017 -Henry Charnock Lecture Theatre (Waterfront Campus)

Professor Simon Tett, University of Edinburgh

The Geology, Geochemistry and Geophysics Seminar Series (G3 Seminars) take place twice a month, usually on Tuesdays at 15:00h in Node Room 074/02. These specialised talks deal with a broad range of topics within the Geosciences and are given by both internal and external researchers at any stage of their academic career.


POETS stands for Processes, Observations, Experiments, Theories and Solutions. Talks / discussions are informal and may relate to work in progress or unfinished, or to recent observations, ideas for grant proposals etc.

Any topic of interest to any researcher in NOC is of interest to POETS Corner.

All seminars take place on Thursdays at 2pm in room 074/02 unless stated otherwise.

Upcoming Seminars

Thursday, February 16, 2017 -NOC Southampton - Node Room (074/02) (Waterfront Campus).

Controls of temporal and spatial variation in resuspension driven inorganic nutrient exchange in UK shelf seas.


The Physical Oceanography and Climate seminars propose a wide range of observational, modelling, and theoretical studies that are relevant to the understanding of physical processes in the ocean and their connections to the global climate system.

Seminars are held on Wednesdays, 15:00-16:00 in the Henry Charnock Lecture Theatre.

Wednesday, February 15 2017-  Henry Charnock Lecture Theatre (Waterfront Campus)

Dr Jeremy Grist

The Impact of an Extreme UK Winter on the North Atlantic and Implications for Seasonal Forecasts