NOC Open Day Southampton 2019

Registration for the 2019 event is open now.

This is our annual FREE day of educational fun all about the science and innovative technology development taking place at the National Oceanography Centre. Focused around the four big challenges facing our global ocean, and celebrating World Oceans Day, this event will be a mix of hands on science, exhibits and talks, with content aimed at all age groups. 

We're super busy with deployments of our autonomous vehicle fleet this Summer but our engineers and scientists invite you to come inside their workshops and view some of the equipment they're preparing for expeditions and deployment. Whilst the RRS Discovery will be docked and viewable from the 'Ships Zone' there will be no access to the dock or the ship for safety reasons. There's still plenty to see and do including our work looking at microplastics in the deep ocean, coastal defence research, cold water corals and laboratory experiments and demonstrations.

Travel information: There is a free car park at NOC (limited spaces) and a free shuttle bus from Ocean Village (pay) car park running all day. The UniLink bus (U1) runs all day from the Airport to NOC through town. Pedestrian access via Dock Gate 4.

Event dates: 
Saturday 8 June 2019 - 10:30 to 16:00