Event news

Event news items are listed below.

You may be interested in the Marine Life talks.

Seminar – Storm surge science at the Liverpool Tidal Institute 1919–1959: funding and practice

Extra-tropical storm surges have long been a major cause of ‘natural disasters’ in Northern Europe

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 – 14:00–15:00

Dr Anna Carlsson-Hyslop , Lancaster University

Ocean & Earth Day – 23 March 2013

Pleased to eat you! (Ocean & Earth Day 2012)

The enormously exciting Ocean and Earth Day takes place at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton this year on 23 March from 10.30 to 16.00 (last entry 15.30), as part of National Science and Engineering Week.

For more details: http://noc.ac.uk/news/ocean-earth-day

Ocean robots developing into a ‘persistent presence’

National Oceanography Centre

IEEE AUV 2012 Conference 25–26 September 2012 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK

An international conference for ocean robotics is to be held at the UK’s National Oceanography Centre in Southampton 25-26 September 2012.

Marine Life Talk – 6 September 2012

Holothurian (copyright David Shale 2010)

The weird and wonderful life at the Mid-Atlantic ridge, 19.30pm at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton –

by Dr Claudia Alt

Judith reveals science behind sailing

National Oceanography Centre

NOC researcher, Dr Judith Wolf, will explain some of the science behind achieving world class performance at sailing at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy from 7pm on Thursday 24 May.

Proudman Lecture, Wednesday 23rd May 2012

The next Proudman Lecture is about Atlantic meridonal overturning circulation (AMOC).

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, Its Nature, and Implications for Observations

Professor Carl Wunsch, MIT & University of Oxford

Wednesday 23rd May 2012

Showcasing NERC’s marine renewable energy expertise


The National Oceanography Centre will be showcasing Natural Environment Research Council’s expertise in marine renewable energy at a key conference at Kirkwall on the Orkney Islands from 1 May.

Planet Under Pressure – 27 March 2012

Planet Under Pressure

NOC Liverpool is organising a session at the Planet Under Pressure conference in London called Past and Present Sea Level Rise and Ice Sheets.

The session will take the form of poster presentations by scientists together with a 90-minute panel discussion. The session takes place on the second day of the conference, on Tuesday 27 March at 2pm.

Sea City Lectures – 8 March 2012

Iceberg (courtesy Ben Moat, National Oceanography Centre)

Icebergs on the high seas – in times gone by and in a changing world –

Talk by Dr Bob Marsh, Physical Oceanographer, National Oceanography Centre

50 years of ocean exploration

The RRS Discovery

The 50th anniversary of the launch of the Royal Research Ship Discovery was marked on 2 July 2012. This is her last year of service, a half-century of science that has included surveying the ocean floor, measuring ocean currents, monitoring climate change, and discovering new species around the globe.