Marine Life Talk at NOC in Southampton

Secrets of the Solent

3 November 2016 – Secrets of the Solent; becoming involved in marine conservation locally

Speaker: Owain Masters

A presentation about Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s new Heritage Lottery Funded project, Secrets of the Solent.

The Solent and South Wight Seas contain diverse and fascinating local marine life, including internationally important species and habitats. Many of these species and habitats are suffering degradation due to increasing pressure on the marine environment.

Secrets of the Solent aims to establish the unique marine heritage of our local seas as a valued environmental asset which is appreciated and cared for in the same way as our National Parks. We hope to promote better understanding of the use of marine protected areas and sustainable behaviours. To do so we will work with sea users, businesses, tourism operators and communities to encourage knowledge of these fragile environments and inspire positive action to protect their future.

Find out how you can become involved in the project and what it is all about.

Owain studied his first degree in Marine and Freshwater Biology at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He later obtained an MSc in Protected Area Management from James Cook University, Queensland, Australia. He has worked in environmental education, and is particularly interested in environmental/heritage interpretation. His is currently working for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to develop the Secrets of the Solent project. He hopes to interest more of the general public in the fascinating marine environment of the South Coast.


Visiting the NOC:

As the NOC is located within the Port of Southampton and entry is via Dock Gate 4 Port Security require all visitors bring along with them their confirmation ticket and a valid form of photographic ID (Driving License / Passport). The Port of Southampton is the Strategic Authority for the implementation of security within the port area where the NOC is located.

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Parking at NOC

There are a number of designated visitor parking spaces available at NOC. If these are full after 5pm please drive to the staff car parks barriers and access can be given by pressing the intercom button in the box next to the barrier, on requesting entry you will be asked for Name and Car Registration number and the barrier will be lifted.

Please do not park in areas not designated for parking and ensure roadways are kept clear.

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Next Month’s Talk

8 December 2016

Marine Life Talks

These talks are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm in the Henry Charnock Lecture Theatre, National Oceanography Centre. Please sign in outside the lecture theatre on level four.

All talks are free and open to members of the public.

These talks are accessible via stairs or a lift. Since the lift cannot be used in an emergency, evacuation of less able visitors is down the stairs via an evacuation chair. Please notify us in advance of the presence of a wheelchair user or anyone with access issues likely to require the use of an evacuation chair.

For further information, please contact: 
Eileen Crockford –
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Event dates: 
Thursday 3 November 2016 - 19:15 to 21:15