Challenger News

Ocean Modelling Meeting

The Institute for Global Change of the University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences is pleased to host the Annual Meeting of the Challenger Society Special Interest Group for Ocean Modelling, and the Challenger Society’s AGM. 

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AMBIO IX meeting at UEA - 24th to 27th June 2019

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Ocean Challenge search function

There is a new online search function for all Ocean Challenge issues that allows anyone to easily search for articles on a specific topic. We hope this will be used not just by the marine science community but by educators who would otherwise not have access to such resources.


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Blue Oceans, Green Cities

Report of the workshop held at the Royal Society under the auspices of their Global Environmental Research Committee

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Graham Shimmield

Sad news to relay to members over Christmas... the passing of Bigelow Laboratory Executive Director, Graham Shimmield.

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Challenger President attends Annual Luncheon for Learned and Professional Societies

Our new President, Rachel Mills attended the Annual Luncheon for Learned and Professional Societies at the House of Lords. Learned Societies from across the UK were represented at this high level networking event.

House of Lords


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Challenger 2016 Gallery

A few photos from the Challenger Biennial Conference in Liverpool, 2016.
These are mostly offical photographs of the event with some also by Dr Andrew Yool. Enjoy!

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Congratulations to this year's winners at the biennial Challenger Conferece, Liverpool

The Norman Heaps prize for best Early Career oral presenation: Shaun Fraser (University of Aberdeen)

The Cath Allen prize for best poster: Anna Belcher (NOCS/University of Southampton)

The prize for presentation with the biggest societal impact (sponsored by MASTS): Ruth Paterson (SAMS)

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The remarkable Ernst Haeckel

Ernst Haeckel was an incredible German biologist in the 1800s and is best remembered for his art, particularly of plankton! A group from the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University have produced an article on his life's work.


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Professor Harry Elderfield 1943 - 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Harry Elderfield, on Tuesday 19th April 2016 after a short illness. Harry was President of the Challenger Society for Marine Science from 1998-2000 and a long-time member and supporter of the Society.

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