Marine Life Talks in Southampton – 1 November 2018

Ben Robinson

Exploring the Antarctic Seafloor: why I spent three years on the frozen continent

Antarctica is the coldest, windiest and most mountainous continent and the only continent with no indigenous population. In this harsh environment it could be expected that few animals could survive. However below on the seafloor hosts an explosion of life. In this talk Ben will present what life is like there and the challenges of investigating the fauna and flora that thrive in this frozen ocean.


Ben Robinson is a PhD Researcher with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the University of Southampton. After graduating from Southampton, he joined the BAS as a marine biologist. He then spent the last three years investigating the Antarctic seafloor through ROVs and SCUBA diving and is currently writing his thesis on this subject.


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.

or, book ticket here

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

These 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. Please sign in outside the lecture theatre on level four.

Recording of November's Marine Life Talk – Exploring the Antarctic Seafloor: why I spent three years on the frozen continent

Recording of October's Marine Life Talk – Why the Galapagos is special

Next Marine Life Talk

The Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative: Helping governments meet their marine conservation obligations

Details to follow

Event dates: 
Thursday 1 November 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00