Laboratories and Publications
Though many research groups and university departments have long illustrious histories, sadly few of them have documented their origins and development – science is after all forward-looking. Frequent changes in name and amalgamation of laboratories and research groups also make it hard construct such histories.
However some information is available from the links in the list below:
• British Antarctic Survey
• Geodesy and Geophysics Cambridge 1937 onwards
• Liverpool Tidal Institute/Proudman Laboratory1866-2004 when incorporated into National Oceanography Centre (NOC)
• Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food/CEFAS Lowestoft1902 onwards
• Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen
• Marine Biological Association Plymouth 1884 onwards. Since 1988 associated with the…..
• NIO/IOS/IOS Deacon Laboratory 1949-1994 when incorporated into the Southampton Oceanography Centre (1995-2005), which became the National Oceanography Centre Southampton and subsequently part of NOC.
• Plymouth Marine Laboratory.
• Scottish Association for Marine Science 1992 onwards. Previously Scottish Marine Station from 1884 and Scottish Marine Biological Association from 1914.
• School of Ocean Science, Bangor
Publications and talks
A number of books focus on the histories of a number of UK laboratories carrying out marine science. The following are some examples:
1984 • The Marine Biological Association 1884-1984. One hundred years of marine research. Southward, A.J. and Roberts, E.K. (1984): One hundred years of marine research. Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science vol. 116 p155-199 (Occasional Publications. Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 3)
2001 • Across the Bridge -: An informal chronicle: from the Marine Biology Station, University College of North Wales to the School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, Ioanna Psalti, Gomer Press 273pp, 2001.
2009 • Madingley Rise and Early Geophysics at Cambridge, Carol Williams, Third Millennium, 208pp.
2010 • Of Seas and Ships and Scientists - The Remarkable History of the UK's National Institute of Oceanography, 1949–1973 Anthony Laughton, John Gould, 'Tom' Tucker and Howard Roe (editors), Lutterworth Press, 352pp, 2010.
2011 • History of the Meteorological Office, Malcolm Walker, Cambridge University Press, 450pp, 2011.
The oceans, the blue economy and implications for climate change event
The oceans, the blue economy and implications for climate change
Date: 29 November 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Rupert Howes, Joanna Post, Dr John Siddorn, Dr Siva Thambisetty, Professor Elizabeth Robinson, Dr Darian McBain
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, Cheng Kin Ku Building, LSE Campus and online
Many conversations about sustainability and climate-change focus on activities on land – the green part of our planet. This misses a vital part of the puzzle, the role that our oceans play.
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