Marine Life Talk – 4 April 2013

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Rigs, robots and deep-sea life: highlights from the SERPENT project –

by Dr Dan Jones –

This talk will cover the highlights of 10 years of research on oil and gas installations by the SERPENT project, a novel collaboration between industry and science. SERPENT researchers have used remotely operated vehicles, in place on oil rigs around the world, to find out more about life on the deep sea floor. Dr Jones will present some of the unique findings made throughout the project and give you a flavour of the seafloor life encountered. The talk will have a world-wide coverage, but particular focus will be made to the deep waters of the UK and Norway.

Dr Daniel Jones is a senior scientist in the Ocean Biogeochemistry Research Group at NOC. He has 11 years' experience in deep-sea biology with interests in anthropogenic impacts on deep-water ecology. He worked in all the world's oceans from both scientific and industry vessels, particularly using remotely-operated and autonomous underwater vehicles. He has worked extensively with the hydrocarbon industry, including working at BP.

Recordings of previous Marine Life Talks can be found on:

The next Marine Life Talk at the National Oceanography Centre: 2 May 2013

Free admission – these talks are open to the public

The Marine Life Talks are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm, please arrive at 7.15pm.

Arrangements for wheelchairs must be made in advance. Unless it is possible to descend via the stairs in an emergency, access to upper floors cannot be permitted as lifts are automatically immobilised when the fire alarm is activated.

The National Oceanography Centre is reached via Dock Gate 4 (between Southampton’s Town Quay and Ocean Village).

Event dates: 
Thursday 4 April 2013 - 19:15 to 20:30