NOC Association Meeting 2021

NOC Association of Marine Science National Capability Beneficiaries (NOCA)

10th Annual Meeting 11 - 12 May 2021

Virtual Meeting 


Professor David Thomas and the membership of the NOCA Steering Board look forward to joining colleagues from member institutes of the NOC Association of Marine Science National Capability Beneficiaries (NOCA), the Marine Science Coordination Committee, the Marine Alliance Science for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS), the Challenger Society and the Global Environmental Research Committee (GERC) at the 2021 AGM of the NOCA.

This free on-line event will be conducted by Zoom on 11 - 12 May 2021, between 10:00 and 13:00 on both dates. Delegates are asked to log on by 09:30 each day to ensure that we are ready to start promptly at 10:00.

 Agenda items


  • The Net Zero Oceanographic Capability Scoping Project (NZOC)
  • Development work in AUVs
  • The COVID-19 legacy
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
  • The UN Climate Change Conference COP26
  • The UK G7 Presidency
  • Global oceanography programmes
  • Inspiring the next generation of marine scientists
  • The funding landscape for UK marine science.


To Register please click here 


If you are not from a NOCA institute, the MSCC, the MASTS,  the Challenger Society, GERC or you are a student and have an interest in the marine environment, you are also welcome to register although priority will be given to delegates from the groups mentioned, should demand exceed capacity.

Your research in pictures

This year, you are invited to send in photographs of interesting aspects of your research which may be used as a backdrop to the meeting. If your picture includes people, please ensure you have their permission before sending your image. If you have a photo you would like to submit, please contact Jackie Pearson at the link below, for details.

For further information on any aspect of the meeting, including submitting photographs, please Click here 


National Oceanography Centre

European Way, Southampton

Hampshire, SO14 3ZH