Early Career Event 2014
Thank you to all those who attended the Early Career Event at the Challenger Society Conference! You made it a fantastic event! Over 70 early career researchers took part in the event that hosted presentations about finding postdocs and fellowships (by Anna Hickman from the University of Southampton), careers in science coordination (by Jen Riley from National Oceanography Centre) and careers outside academia (by Ruban Tharmarajah from IMAREST).
Varied and valuable advice flowed at breakneck speed with top tips "speed-pitch" style from scientists in different roles and with different career paths. Many thanks to Bee Berx (Marine Scotland), Sian Henley (University of Edinburgh), Maeve Lohan (Plymouth University) and Alex Poulton (National Oceanography Centre).
“Early career session at #challenger2014 was superb! Great advice, lots of reading materials, and encouragement from speakers” - @HayleyEversKing
The useful lists of fellowship schemes, job search websites, mentoring schemes, early career networks and science coordination programs provided during the event are below:
Early Career Networks.pdf
Funding and Fellowhships.pdf
Science Coordination Programmes.pdf
If you have any thoughts on how the event ran, ideas as to what we could do in future, or even if you would be interested in future events being run please let us know by getting in contact with the current Early Career Network Coordinator by visiting our Contact page.
News items from the NOC Association and the Marine Facilities Advisory Board
The details of the membership of the Decade Working Group (DWG), that was announced at the May 2021 AGM of the NOC Association, are now available:
NOC Association of Marine Science National Capability Beneficiaries | National Oceanography Centre
The March 2021 minutes of the Marine Facilities Advisory Board are available here: Marine_Facilities_Advisory Board_March_2021_minutes.pdf (noc.ac.uk)
Are your institution’s details up to date on the The UK Marine Science and Technology Compendium? If not, please let the Secretary know.
Secretary to the NOCA and MFAB: Jackie Pearson, email@example.com National Oceanography Centre
Report on Impacts of Covid-19
Summary Report on the Impacts of Covid-19 available from the NOCA AGM
Cancellation of 2020/21 Challenger Conference
Sadly, the postponed 2020 Challenger Conference to be hosted at SAMs from 6th September 2021 has also been cancelled.