Marine Life Talk in Southampton – 2 May 2019

Seahorse image – Lockwood

The Beauty of Science

What makes something beautiful? Tom Anderson has been working in biological oceanography for the last 30 years, developing computer models to study the role of marine biology in the global carbon cycle. In this talk, Tom will explain why he finds science beautiful, providing a range of examples, especially from oceanography and his own scientific research.

Speaker: Professor Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson undertook a degree in Ecological Science at the University of Edinburgh, subsequently completing a PhD on modelling agroforestry systems. He subsequently moved into oceanography and has extensive experience modelling marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles in the ocean over the last 30 years. He has a wide range of interests including biogeochemistry and ecosystem dynamics in the global ocean, the microbial loop, stoichiometry, model complexity, complexity science, climate science and the history and philosophy of science.

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, 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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Marine Life Talks

The Marine Life Talks are usually held on the first Thursday of each month (except in January) at 7pm in the Henry Charnock Lecture Theatre, National Oceanography Centre. When you arrive, please sign-in outside the lecture theatre on level four.

Event dates: 
Thursday 2 May 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00