The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has an important role to play in the education and training of future generations of scientists and informed citizens.
The centre is committed to providing excellent resources and opportunities for learning and has a close working relationship with local schools and with its delivery partners, the University of Liverpool and the University of Southampton.
The Southampton site of the NOC holds a public Open Day each year. This gives the public opportunities to visit us in Southampton and meet some of our scientists, and to find out more about our research. Sign up for our email newsletter to find out about events such as the Open Day. The University of Southampton’s department of Ocean and Earth Science based at the Centre also holds four Open Days a year for prospective students, usually in early July and early September. The Liverpool site of the NOC has the Tide and Time Exhibition which can be visited monthly by appointment (please visit the website to book tickets).
A programme of seminars is held throughout the year at NOC Liverpool, which are open to all. If you are interested in finding out what is going on in our seminar series or would like to come along, please send an email to Liverpool_seminars@noc.ac.uk.
The National Oceanography Centre, Southampton runs several seminar series. The seminar programme 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 from October to June. For more information Contact Us and we will point your query to the relevant seminar series
From time-to-time our Science Engagement Champions are available to visit local schools to assist with particular projects, give talks to the children about their work and to attend career events. If you would like to request a visit please email us at least one month ahead of any proposed visit dates. We cannot offer individual tours of our centres or ships, but do occasionally host events suitable for school parties. To be informed of these events please join our Ocean News community to receive email notifications.