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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Ocean and Earth Day Success: Bringing Science to Life

Published: 6 May 2015
O&E Day

Ocean and Earth Science in collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) proved that our high impact ocean and Earth science research is high on the agenda across the Solent region. With a steady stream of Earth and marine science enthusiasts from across the South, we are pleased to report a significant increase in visitor numbers to its 2015 interactive public open day.

Ocean and Earth Day 2015
Ocean and Earth Day 2015

The family-focused Ocean and Earth Day was held on Saturday 25th April at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, attracting over 2100 visitors, including adults, children and organised groups from as far afield as Surrey, Wiltshire and Dorset - up 24% on last year.

Featuring over 70 stalls and exhibits provided by both NOC and the University of Southampton, the event showcased the valuable and innovative ocean and Earth research projects that the organisations are involved with. It also enabled people to view some of the research facilities and look at the cutting-edge marine robot technology used in scientific research.

A key attraction was a case study about the discovery of the 'Hoff Crab' which allowed both the NOC and University of Southampton to demonstrate the science, technology and facilities involved in undertaking science in a collaborative way.

Preparations will soon begin for next Ocean and Earth Day event, which will take place next year.

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