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CommOCEAN2018 Exhibition

Autosub Long Range appearing at NERC's Unearthed Event


This is a free afternoon of fun, hands-on, educational displays all about ocean science (suitable for kids of all ages). Organisers of the European Marine Board's Communication Conference 'commOCEAN2018' have invited international participants to bring along their best outreach tools and materials to showcase for one unique afternoon of community engagement.

Exhibits include:

Marine CSI: hosted by The Green Blue
Deep Discoveries with ATLAS: hosted by Dynamic Earth
I live by the sea: hosted by Today We Have
MARINA light exhibition: hosted by World Ocean Network
Ocean of Opportunity?: hosted by the National Oceanography Centre
Extreme Engineering: hosted by the National Oceanography Centre

Please be aware many of these exhibits are self guided. You can arrive anytime between 14:00 and 16:00, the exhibition closes promptly at 16:30. 


The exhibition is free but you must have registered for a ticket, and have it present, to enter the venue. Book your ticket through Eventbrite here


The NOC at the Bluedot music and science festival

The NOC recently continued its public outreach and science communication activities at the BlueDot festival in Cheshire from the 19th to 22nd of July, via an interactive exhibit featuring projects using the MARS fleet of marine robots.

Sea Level Futures Conference

The Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level is be celebrating its 85th anniversary with a conference examining the current state-of-knowledge of the sea level science.

CommOCEAN 2018 - 3rd International Marine Science Communication Conference

The third International Marine Science Communication Conference is to be held this December in Southampton, UK.

The NOC's Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase returns in November 2018

MATS speakers

Following the success of the NOC's Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS) 2017, we can now announce that this year's event will take place from Tuesday 13 November to Thursday 15 November.

Year of Autonomy workshop – ‘Societal Acceptance’ hosted by ASV Global

C-Enduro autonomous surface vehicle

The finale to the series of Year of Autonomy workshops will focus upon the factors that affect the acceptance of autonomous robotic systems within society, both now and in the future. The programme, hosted by ASV Global, will feature speakers from across industry, academia and government, each sharing their insights and observations.

NOC at SubSea Expo 2018, Aberdeen 7-9 February

See us on Stand 62 and Speaking at 14:00 on 7 February

The NOC is a world leading centre in ocean modelling and the forecasting of shelf sea dynamics.

National Oceanography Centre at Oceanology International 2018

Oceanology International 2018 logo
The NOC is returning to Oceanology International in 2018 at London Excel (13-15 March 2018) with two exhibition stands and we are participating in a number of conference sessions which are listed below. This page will be updated as NOC speakers and details are confirmed.

Ready to work in space – speed networking event

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be part of the UK’s space industry or for your company to work in downstream space applications then ‘Ready to Work in Space’ is an event not to be missed.

NOC Southampton Open Day 2018

NOC Open Day 2018

Regstration for the 2018 event is now open. Register here.

A FREE day of fun learning about the science and technology development taking place at Southampton's National Oceanography Centre.