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Prospectus for UK Marine Science for the next 20 years

12 September 2011

The Challenger Society for Marine Science and the  UK Scientific Committee for Oceanic Research (SCOR)

are pleased to announce a one-day meeting to be held at The Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1

Monday 12 September 2011

Prospectus for UK Marine Science for the next 20 years

This initial one-day meeting will have a series of talks and discussion with speakers including:

     Dr Neil Mitchell (Geology)                                                           Dr Andy Rees (Biogeochemistry)

                  Dr Alberto N. Garabato (Physical Oceanography)          Dr Laura Robinson(Paleoceanography)

    Prof Colm O’Cofaigh (Glaciology & Marine Science)            Dr Matt Mowlem (Technology)

                  Dr Emily Shuckburgh (Climate Modelling & Prediction)  Dr Abigail McQuatters-Gollop (Biology)

Dr Tavis Potts (Policy)

We have asked each of these young to mid-career scientists to address questions such as:

What will my area of Marine Science be like in 20 years time?
What will be the role of UK Marine Science in international science over that period?
What are the scientific challenges?
What technological advances are necessary to meet the challenges?

Speakers are asked to reflect on the progress that has been made over the last 20 years to provide both acontext and a springboard for their vision of the next two decades. This meeting is part of a broader plan by the Challenger Society to set out, in an open forum by members of the marine science community, new initiatives for marine science strategy and projects over rolling 5-year periods.

The meeting will close with two overview presentations on the impact of UK Marine Science oninternational marine science and on national and international science and policy issues.

The meeting will be open to all for a small fee, but attendance will be limited to 80 participants.Registration is now open (Registration form enclosed).

Questions about the meeting can be addressed to members of the organising committee:
Prof. Harry Bryden
Dr. Carol Robinson
Prof. Gwyn Griffiths




The Philosophical Transactions A Issue devoted to the “Prospectus for UK marine science”  is available on the following Web site:


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