NOC Virtual Open Day Registration

Recordings of all eight live talks and discussions are now available on demand. Please register using the form below to gain access

To celebrate World Oceans Day the National Oceanography Centre is providing a free digital day of educational talks, hot-topic discussions and virtual tours, which will replace our usual on-site Open Day. Our team of speakers are excited to share their latest science and technology with classrooms and homes across the world. Whatever your interest, education or time zone we have something for you. We have live and on-demand talks, downloadable factsheets and colouring in, a scavenger hunt, and an interactive education and career zone.


If your class (at school or home) would like to get involved in our morning education sessions please sign up below, on behalf of your class, your students can take part in online talks and Q&A sessions with our experts on the themes including ‘Our ocean and the climate, Life in our ocean, The health of our oceans and, The future of ocean exploration.

Ocean enthusiasts of all ages

We have a series of live and on-demand talks, based around hot topics and unique careers, happening throughout the afternoon and evening so sign up and drop in. Ask a panel of ocean experts your climate change queries (can the sea save us?) or find out how innovative tech will help us explore extreme environments (how do we explore deep beneath icebergs?), plus it is your chance to ask our experts about plastic pollution (are straws really the big issue?).
Between the scheduled talks, you can take a tour of our two royal research ships, the RRS James Cook and the RRS Discovery. You can also visit the Inspiring Futures exhibit to see what career paths our speakers have been on, from international degrees to apprenticeships. We will also have scientists, engineers and support staff who do a whole host of exciting jobs, on hand to answer questions about their education, qualifications, life at sea and career experiences.


National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH

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