Laboratories and Publications


Laboratories

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.

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