The Challenger Society for Marine Science 2014 Conference
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The biennial Challenger Society for Marine Science's Conference is expected to attract over 300 leading UK marine scientists and science managers, as well as showcasing cutting-edge marine science and technology.

The conference is noted for its training of young scientists and networks and includes a public lecture by an eminent authority on relevant societal marine issues.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Professor Jason Hall-Spencer, Plymouth University: ecosystem effects of ocean acidification
  • Professor Icarus Allen: towards next generation of marine ecosystem models
  • Dr Isabelle Rombouts: pelagic biodiversity - from patterns to emerging processes
  • Dr Emily Shuckburgh: the polar oceans in a changing climate
  • Dr Adrian Glover: environmental futures in the deep-sea mining frontier.


Registration must be made via the University eStore (last booking date: 5 September 2014). NB: you must be a member of the Challenger Society to register for this conference. Visit the Challenger Society website to join. 

The 28th Annual Plymouth Marine Science Lecture by Professor Ian Boyd (DEFRA) will be hosted by the Plymouth Marine Science Education Foundation in conjunction with this conference on 9 September.

Roland Levinsky Building and Main Hall, Plymouth University.

This event is part of the Plymouth Ocean City Festival and is supported by Plymouth University.

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A mini-exhibition hosted by the Challenger Society is running alongside the biennial conference. Visiting the South West once every 12 years, this is a rare and excellent opportunity to drop-in on some of the UK's foremost manufacturers and suppliers exhibiting at the event.

The exhibition is open on Monday (10:00-15:00) and Wednesday (10:00-12:00) in the Roland Levinsky Building. Free entry (£5 buffet lunch). Contact the organisers for further information.

The Challenger Society for Marine Science Conference

Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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