Open Day

NOC Southampton Open Day

For one day of the year we open the doors of our Southampton office to the public, giving a unique view of the ground breaking science and engineering undertaken across the NOC.

School aboard the Royal Research Ship

Glitter and Sand, explaining the science of seas at NOC Open Day 2016

National Oceanography Centre Open Day 2016

National Oceanography Centre Open Day 2016

Saturday 21 May 2016
10.30 am - 4.00 pm (last entry 3.30 pm)

For one day of the year the centre opens it's doors to the public, giving a unique view into the ground breaking science and engineering undertaken on this special site.

A Year of Discovery – unlocking the secrets of the shelf seas

RRS Discovery

The Royal Research Ship Discovery has completed her first year of research. Over a series of nine research expeditions, scientists studied the seasonal events taking place in UK shelf waters throughout the year. The vessel, procured by the Natural Environment Research Council for UK science is the latest in marine technology.

Success for NOC’s Ocean and Earth Day

Ocean and Earth Day 2015

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in collaboration with Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton proved that ocean and Earth science and its world-leading technology is high on the agenda across the Solent region, reporting a significant increase in visitor numbers to its 2015 interactive public open day.

Ocean & Earth Day 2015

A visitor to Ocean & Earth Day 2014

The oceans are the key to the long-term health of our beautiful blue planet. They continue to surprise and amaze us as we visit this mysterious realm from coast to deep ocean.

Ocean & Earth Day 15 March 2014

Ocean and Earth Day

An exciting FREE hands-on family fun day about the fascinating work of the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in the Oceans of the World.

Successful Ocean & Earth Day

Ocean and Earth Day

The enormously exciting Ocean and Earth Day took place at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (via Dock Gate 4) on 20 March 2010.

The recent years have shown ample evidence of the power and awe of the Earth and nearly 2,500 people came to learn about the wonders and how we work in such difficult areas.