Marine Life Talk at NOC in Southampton
Thursday, 1 March 2018
Marine litter and microplastics: the facts behind the news
Marine litter and microplastics are ubiquitous across our planet. This is a complex and multifaceted challenge, but one that can be addressed. The talk will present the reality of litter items large and small being released into the environment by taking trip across the oceans and depths and exploring the world below the surface. Is it like they show on the TV? Does it matter? What can we do about it? Is the plastic bag tax working? These are some of the questions that will be answered.
(Image: A Rogers, NERC)
Dr Lucy Woodall is a marine biologist based at the University of Oxford and Principal Scientist for Nekton. Her current research focuses on elucidating the processes that drive biodiversity in the marine biome and understanding the resilience of the ocean. She seeks to understand the impacts of human activities on the marine environment. In particular she has led deep sea research into microplastics and marine litter, and continues to engage and consult on these issues with national and international bodies.
Oxford University Website
PLEASE NOTE SECURITY MEASURES FOR ENTERING DOCK GATE 4
Visiting the NOC: As the NOC is located within the Port of Southampton and entry is via Dock Gate 4 Port Security require all visitors bring along with them their confirmation ticket and a valid form of photographic ID (Driving License / Passport). The Port of Southampton is the Strategic Authority for the implementation of security within the port area where the NOC is located.
Parking at NOC
There are a number of designated visitor parking spaces available at NOC. If these are full after 5pm please drive to the staff car parks barriers, access can be given by pressing the intercom button in the box next to the barrier, on requesting entry you will be asked for Name and Car Registration number and the barrier will be lifted.
Please do not park in areas not designated for parking and ensure roadways are kept clear.
If you haven't been to the Marine Life Talks before, subscribe to NOCMAIL to receive FREE email updates and alerts for future Marine Life Talks and other marine related topic.
Marine Life Talks
These talks are usually held on the first Thursday of each month (except in January) at 7pm in the Henry Charnock Lecture Theatre, National Oceanography Centre. Please sign in outside the lecture theatre on level four.
All talks are free and open to members of the public.
5 April – Dr Nick Higgs, University of Plymouth – deep sea whale falls
3 May – tbc
7 June – Dr Jonthan White, author
5 July – tbc
August – no MLT due to holiday break