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BBC Blue Planet II - One Ocean

Episode one of Blue Planet II, 'One Ocean' looks at the relationship between oceans and our climate. This is a subject that is very close to our hearts here at the University of Southampton.

Find out more about how ocean and marine science at the University of Southampton is helping to understand and preserve our 'One Ocean'.

Climate change public lecture

Watch the oceans and climate change public lecture held here in September 2017

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Fish swimming in tropical sea

The largest habitat on earth?

Dr Jon Copley discusses whether the ocean really is the earth's largest habitat.

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Our student blog

After each week's episode our MSci students Kieran and Elin will be updating the Exploring our Oceans blog. They will share their thoughts about the episode and relate it back to what they are learning here at Southampton.

This week Kieran shares the experience of watching the first episode with this fellow students here on campus.

Thumbnail photo of Read Kieran Murray's blog post

“I attended a live screening which the Marine Conservation Society had organised, which was heaving with very excited young scientists and other enthusiasts.”

Read Kieran Murray's blog post

Expert commentary from our staff

Research undertaken by staff here at the University of Southampton has informed much of the science that is covered in Blue Planet II.

Dr Jon Copley, Associate Professor in Ocean Exploration & Public Engagement, was a scientific advisor for the series.

Dr Jon Copley
Dr Jon Copley

"Blue Planet II immerses us in the wonder of the ocean more than ever before. The previous Blue Planet inspired many students to study marine biology, so it's been great to contribute to this series, and I hope that it will move us to think deep for our future."

Find out more about Dr Jon Copley's work and publications.

Take it further...

Seal swimming beneath iceberg. Copyright BBC

Listen to the BBC episode podcast

Dr Jon Copley features every week in the BBC's Blue Planet II podcast, in his 'Catch of the Day' feature. Go to this week's podcast - Trevallies & Tuskfish.

Prof Wiedenmann diving

Inspired to study?

If you have been inspired to study our Blue Planet by the BBC's series, explore of the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees we offer.

Deep sea Neolepas

Explore the next episode

Extend your knowledge of the subjects covered in episode two of Blue Planet II, the deep ocean.

Explore the deep

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