Event news

Event news items are listed below.

You may be interested in the Marine Life talks.

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.

Ocean and Earth Day at NOC

Ocean and Earth Day, Saturday 17 March 2012

Saturday 17 March, 2012 -

Part of National Science and Engineering Week

Oceanology International 2012, London Excel

Oceanology International 2012, London Excel  13-15 March 2012

13-15 March 2012

Oceanology International is the global forum where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine technology and ocean science community, improving their strategies for measuring, exploiting, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans.

Marine Life Talk – 1 March 2012

Collecting water from the CTD

Ecosystem effects of deep-water oil well blowouts – 19.30pm at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton –

by Charlie Main

Deep-water oil well blowouts can bring large quantities of hydrocarbons into contact with the seabed and hence the seafloor (benthic) ecosystem.

Ambient noise makes sound waves in Southampton

Ambient noise in North European seas: monitoring, impact, management (3–5 October 2011, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton) – conference experts highlight how noise affects marine life.