Meeting & Events

The Challenger Society has an active programme of meetings which we support....


The Biennial Challenger Conference - Liverpool 2016.

The biennial Challenger Conference attracts over 300 leading UK marine scientists and science managers. As well as showcasing cutting edge marine science and technology, the conference is noted for its training of young scientists and networking events, including a public lecture by an eminent authority on relevant societal marine issues. The next conference will be held jointly by the University of Liverpool, John Moores University and NOC, Monday 5th to Thursday 8th September 2016......for further details please click here

On behalf of the conference organising committee, you are invited to submit an abstract for inclusion in the conference programme. Please follow the link below for a full list of available sessions and links to further conference information,

The deadline for abstract submission is May 12th 2016. Registration will open at the beginning of March 2016.

We look forward to seeing you in Liverpool in September.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

These are one of the most important parts of the Society. Meetings are organised by the individual SIGs and offer an opportunity to meet with Society Members with similar interests.

Ocean Wind Waves SIG meeting at HR Wallingford (Oxfordshire) - 19th - 20th October 2016.
This is the second meeting of the Challenger Society Special Interest Group on Ocean Wind Waves. The group aims to bring together scientists, engineers and modellers from across the UK, interested in observing, modelling and forecasting ocean surface waves generated by winds. For more information see flyer or contact Doug Cresswell ( or Lucy Bricheno (

Sea ice SIG meeting at University College London - 20th - 21st September 2016
Sea Ice SIG meeting to be held in the Department of Earth Sciences at University College London . Tuesday 20th September (13:00 - 18:00) and Wednesday 21st September (09:00 - 13:00). The workshop is an informal meeting of those working in the broad subject of sea ice (both hemispheres), physics chemistry and biology. It takes the form of short presentations, posters and discussion )- an opportunity to meet up with others in the field. In addition to the usual UK sea ice format we will be hosting a follow on session Wednesday 21st September (14:00 - 18:00) open to the public + media where we invite participants to reflect on the September 2016 sea ice minimum. If you wish to attend and/or present at the workshop please email Michel Tsamados (

Deep-Sea Ecosystems SIG meeting at University of Liverpool - 30th June to 1st July.
For full details please visit

Ocean ventilation and deoxygenation in a warming world

The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG
September 12 – September 13 2016

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