NOC hosting Europe’s biggest marine technology showcase

Ocean Business 13

Europe’s biggest showcase for marine technology, knowledge exchange, training and careers information will bring more than 5,000 visitors from 60 countries around the world to Southampton’s waterfront this week.

Visitor registrations for Ocean Business 2013 are already double those of the last show in 2011, and delegates attending the three-day event can experience the latest global technologies all under one roof, demonstrated by the 300 companies taking part.

NOC’s Southampton waterfront campus has provided an ideal venue for the past three Ocean Business events, offering dockside access and an environment where technicians, engineers, ship operators and researchers develop and maintain a range of equipment for UK marine science.

The main strands of Ocean Business week – the exhibition of leading-edge technology, the offshore conference, and the careers event – mirror key activities at NOC which develops technology to sample and measure the oceans; provides expertise to a range of industries working in the marine environment, and trains the scientists and technologists of tomorrow.

NOC Executive Director, Professor Ed Hill, said “The National Oceanography Centre is committed to working with industry, and we will be making the most of having this superbly organised event on our doorstep by highlighting our business engagement activities on a NOC exhibition stand, promoting commercial partnerships at the Natural Environment Research Council Technology Marketplace and a Science & Technology Showcase highlighting how NOC works collaboratively across a range of sectors.

Ocean Business runs from Tuesday 9 until Thursday 11 April 2013.

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