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The ocean debates

To celebrate the Royal Research Ship Discovery’s visit to the Thames, physicist and oceanographer Helen Czerski presents a night delving into the mysteries of the deep.

RRS Discovery leaving Liverpool Credit: Andrew [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Event description

To celebrate the Royal Research Ship Discovery’s visit to the Thames, physicist and oceanographer Helen Czerski presents a night delving into the mysteries of the deep. It’s going to be a lively evening, with fascinating nuggets of real science brought out by suspiciously simple-sounding debates. We’ll have a variety of scientists and other ocean experts on tap, there to talk about what’s going on in the oceans, to discuss how it all links up around the back, and to defend their favourite piece of scientific equipment from being thrown to Nero. Expect to learn a lot, laugh a lot and to challenge the experts as they keep the debate afloat.

Speakers

Alok Jha – ITV science correspondent

Helen Scales – Marine biologist, broadcaster and writer

Stephanie Henson – plankton expert, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

Mark Brandon – Polar oceanographer, Open University

David Thornalley – Paleoclimate expert, UCL

Jon Copley – Marine biologist, University of Southampton