Challenger News

Offshore Survey 2019 Announces Keynote Speakers

Offshore Survey, which takes place alongside Ocean Business at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton UK, from 10-11 April 2019
, is delighted to confirm two high profile speakers to deliver keynote presentations on each day of the conference. 

Cheri Arvonio, Offshore Survey’s Event Manager commented, “We’re excited to announce that Rear Admiral Tim Lowe CBE, who is the Acting Chief Executive of the UK Hydrographic Office, will be delivering one of the keynote presentations and John Pinder, who recently retired from his position as Port Hydrographer at the Port of London Authority will also be presenting a keynote. Both offer a vast resource of knowledge working at the forefront of the industry.”

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Ocean Business 2019

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Associate Editor Positions - Journal of Operational Oceanography

Jounrnal of Operational Oceanagraphy is seeking to appoint Associate Editors.

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Coastal Ocean Processes - UEA - April 1st and 2nd 2019

Please go to the Coastal Processes SIG page for detail of the meeting....

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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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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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