TONIGHT! Marine Life Talk – 7 June 2012

Plastic Planet

Plastic Planet – 19.30pm at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton –

by Jennifer Durden

Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute a ‘catalyst for research and economic growth’

The National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has hailed the new Southampton Martine and Maritime Institute (SMMI), of which the National Oceanography Centre is a component, as exemplary of the relationships required between industry and higher education to drive future economic growth in the UK and around the world.

NOC heralds Cameron achievement

National Oceanography Centre

The National Oceanography Centre has heralded James Cameron’s successful solo dive to the deepest part of the ocean.

The Hollywood director surfaced earlier this morning after completing a mission that took him to a depth of almost seven miles (11km) in the Mariana Trench.

The geological record of ocean acidification

Geographical reconstruction for the PETM from the PALEOMAP Project (

The burning of fossil fuels is releasing vast quantities of extra carbon dioxide (CO2) to the Earth’s atmosphere. While a proportion of this stays in the atmosphere, raising atmospheric CO2 levels, around half is removed over time, either to become sequestered in trees and plants or to become absorbed in the ocean.

Sea City Lectures – 8 March 2012

Iceberg (courtesy Ben Moat, National Oceanography Centre)

Icebergs on the high seas – in times gone by and in a changing world –

Talk by Dr Bob Marsh, Physical Oceanographer, National Oceanography Centre

50 years of ocean exploration

The RRS Discovery

The 50th anniversary of the launch of the Royal Research Ship Discovery was marked on 2 July 2012. This is her last year of service, a half-century of science that has included surveying the ocean floor, measuring ocean currents, monitoring climate change, and discovering new species around the globe.

RRS Discovery: 50th Anniversary of her Launch

RRS Discovery

Scientists, crew and support staff, past and present, associated with the Royal Research Ship Discovery gathered in 2012 to celebrate the half century of the vessel’s service to UK science.

Winter graduations to celebrate students’ success

Winter Graduation

More than 40 Ocean and Earth Science students attended the University of Southampton’s Winter Graduation on 14 December.

Now firmly established in the University calendar, students can elect to attend a winter ceremony, enabling those who were awarded degrees in the autumn to graduate within a few weeks or months rather than wait until the summer.

Postgraduate enrolments soar

Postgraduate enrolments soar

The number of students enrolling to undertake PhD research at the Graduate School of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (GSNOCS) has risen by over a third in the last two years, as funding has been increased to match demand for places in this world class programme.

Ocean and Earth Day at NOC

Ocean and Earth Day, Saturday 17 March 2012

Saturday 17 March, 2012 -

Part of National Science and Engineering Week