History of Marine Science
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In 2016 the History of Marine Science SIG was re-established and aims to highlight, explore and preserve the UK’s long and illustrious marine science history. Through this activity we will be able to present-day marine science in context.
The Group will work by electronic-correspondence and by holding meetings (perhaps including webinars).
Foci for its activities will include:-
Collecting and publicizing biographies of UK Marine scientists. (including oral histories)
Researching the origins of present-day scientific understanding.
The rescue, documentation and exploitation of historical data that is of value to present day research.
Documenting the histories of major scientific expeditions, projects and experiments.
Documenting the histories of UK research vessels.
Documenting the histories and achievements of laboratories and university departments involved in marine science.
The preservation of important documents, photographs and equipment.
We invite you to register your interest.
Please e-mail John Gould if you would like to join this Group.
It would be useful to know:
Your areas of interest/expertise on history topics
Your affiliation (past and or present) with approximate dates
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.