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New edition of Ocean Challenge is available for download

We are very pleased to announce that the new edition of Ocean Challenge V22 No.2 is available for download. 


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Sea Level SIG Meeting - Registration/Abstract submission open

2nd-4th July 2018 the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level will be hosting an international conference on sea-level at NOC and the University of Liverpool. We're already receiving abstracts for speakers and posters, so make sure you submit yours soon - abstract deadline is the 30th March.

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Registration now open for Challenger Conference 2018

Registration is now open for the 18th Biennial Conference of the Challenger Society for Marine Science.

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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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Early Career Researcher and Teaching Fellow Conference at NOC Southampton

Last month the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences (University of Southampton) Early Career Researcher and Teaching Fellow Conference was a fantastic networking and career development event held at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton and co-sponsored by the Challenger Society.


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Early online Ocean Challenge articles

Three articles from the first 2017 volume of Ocean Challenge have been published early online.

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Challenger President Marches for Science

On International Earth Day (22nd April) our President Prof. Rachel Mills joined 100s of 1000's of people around the globe to March for Science.

Rachel Mills marching

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Registration open for Ocean Modelling SIG September 2017

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 Challenger Society Ocean Modelling meeting is now open.The meeting will be held 11-12th September 2017 at the Met Office, Exeter.

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AMBIO VIII registration and abstract submission open!

The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) are pleased to invite you to Oban for the Advances in Marine Biogeochemistry (AMBIO) VIII Conference 6 - 8th Sept 2017. The conference will present state-of-the-art research and technology in UK marine biogeochemistry.

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Vacancy: Regius Professorship of Ocean Sciences

The University of Southampton and National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, are on the search to fill one of the most prestigious roles in academia, a Regius Professorship.

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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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Tripartite Prize - Undergraduate award

We are delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s tripartite prize awarded by the Challenger Society for Marine Science (CSMS) , The institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMAREST) and the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) for the best project by a BSc student in marine science, engineering or technology will be awarded to Sam Black based at the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS) and the University of the Highlands and Islands.

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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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