Let's talk about the Oceans!
Instead of our usual biennial meeting, the Challenger Society kindly invites all UK marine scientists to a series of discussion sessions to explore current topics in marine science. The format will be short talks, guided discussions and networking breaks. The Society welcomes members and non-members, with early career researchers especially encouraged to attend and contribute. Attendance to the sessions is free but a suggested donation of £5 per session can be made via the donate button on our membership page found here (please note that members must be logged out to see the button): donate. All sessions will be run on Zoom with links sent to those who have registered. Further details and calls for the sessions will be circulated in due course.
Save the Dates
9th September 2021 - 12:00-13:30 and 10th September 2021 16:00-17:00
Welcome, Fellowship Award talks and the Annual General Meeting
The welcome and fellowship award talks will precede the Ocean Modelling SIG meeting. The AGM will precede day two of the SIG meeting.
Welcome and Fellowship Awards Registration Link
AGM Registration Link
5th and 6th October 2021 - 13:00-14:30
Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity sessions, co-hosted with MASTS
5th October Registration Link
6th October Registration Link
18th November 2021 - 13:00-14:30
Science for the UN Decade of the Ocean
Further information can be found here.
Abstract submission deadline 18th September 2021.
9th December 2021 - 13:00-14:30
Defining Challenger Society's Role in Marine Science
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.