World Oceans Day

To celebrate World Oceans Day experts from the National Oceanography Centre are hosting free educational talks, hot-topic discussions and virtual tours, which will replace our usual on-site Open Day.

The digital platform will be open from World Oceans Day on the 8 June 2022, with live classroom talks and panel discussions on Friday 10 June 2022.

Whatever your interest, education or time zone we have something for you. Our team of speakers are excited to share their latest science and technology through live and on-demand talks, downloadable fact sheets and colouring in, and an interactive education and career zone.


If your class (at school or home) would like to get involved in our morning education sessions please sign up below, on behalf of your class, your students can take part in online talks and Q&A sessions with our experts on the themes including

  • Our ocean and the climate,
  • Life in our ocean,
  • The health of our oceans, 
  • The future of ocean exploration.

Ocean enthusiasts of all ages

We have a series of live talks, based around hot topics and unique careers, happening throughout the afternoon and evening on Friday 10 June so sign up and drop in. Ask a panel of ocean experts your climate change queries (can the sea save us?) or find out how innovative tech will help us explore extreme environments (how do we explore deep beneath icebergs?), plus it is your chance to ask our experts about plastic pollution (are straws really the big issue?).

Between the scheduled talks, you can take a tour of our two royal research ships, the RRS James Cook and the RRS Discovery. You can also visit the Inspiring Futures exhibit to see what career paths our speakers have been on, from international degrees to apprenticeships. We will also have scientists, engineers and support staff who do a whole host of exciting jobs, on hand to answer questions about their education, qualifications, life at sea and career experiences.

Sign up here 

Event dates: 
Wednesday 8 June 2022 - 10:00 to Friday 10 June 2022 - 19:00