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Ocean Business 2013 - Exhibition and Training Forum returns to Southampton
The 4th Ocean Business event is being held at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK from 9-11th April 2013. Firmly established as one of the most important international events in the ocean technology calendar, Ocean Business is FREE to attend and is expected to attract more than 4,000+ visitors from over 50 countries.
Challenger Society's Harry Bryden from the National Oceanography Centre, Professor at the University of Southampton, will receive the Fridtjof Nansen Medal in 2013 "for his long-term leadership in experimental physical oceanography and in understanding the mechanisms of the general ocean circulation and heat transport".
We would like to invite you to attend the 9th UK Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference (YCSEC) to be held at the University of Aberdeen on 25-26 March 2013.
More information can be found on our website at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/ycsec2013
Challenger Society Travel Awards: Application deadline extended
Challenger travelled the world between 1872 and 1876 taking photographs and collecting samples. Gary McLeod is doing a PhD on communicating science to the public and his specific project is to encourage members of the public to take photographs of places around the world that were pictured in the original HMS Challenger reports and you can view his site at http://www.snschallenger.org/
Below is an amazing interactive poster that Gary produced for the 2012 Challenger Conference, enjoy:
Scientist and television director Dr Elizabeth White will discuss her work on the BBC series Frozen Planet at the University of East Anglia on September 4.
The day will start promptly at 9am and end at 5.30pm, with the talks taking place in Central Lecture Theatre 4 (building number 13 on the attached map of UEA campus). Talks will be 10 minutes in length (we'll be strict on this!). We'll need to upload talks during the coffee and lunch breaks ahead of each block. Those talking in the first session could speed things up by sending their talks (ideally PDF) by email to Xiaoming Zhai (Xiaoming.Zhai@uea.ac.uk) beforehand.
The next deadline for Challenger Society Student Travel Awards will be on August 15th 2012. Are you a student looking for a travel bursary to attend a meeting, collaborate with colleagues at another institute or present your work at a conference like the Challenger Biennial Conference in Norwich this year? Do you supervise a student who is about to present their interesting findings at an international conference?
Scientific poster competition on the theme of Sensing in Water.
A new scale model of HMS Challenger has been constructed by G. F. Harvey of Sidmouth. In November 2011, Geoff Harvey presented the model to Jane Stephenson, Head of National Oceanographic Library, and Mark Moore, Treasurer of Challenger Society for Marine Science. The model of HMS Challenger is now on permanent display at the National Oceanographic Library at National Oceanography Centre Southampton. The original figurehead for of HMS Challenger (recently repainted) stands at the entrance to the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.