Meeting & Events

The Challenger Society has an active programme of meetings which we support....


Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

These are one of the most important parts of the Society. Meetings are organised by the individual SIGs and offer an opportunity to meet with Society Members with similar interests. 

Special Interest Groups are entitled to apply for up to £500 sponsorship from the Society per year to help cover costs associated with the event and increase participation, particularly of Early Career Researchers. In return, we ask that the Challenger Society is clearly acknowledged, that benefits of membership are shared with participants, and that an article is written for the Society’s magazine, Ocean Challenge. PPT slides and banners to help with promotion are available from the Society on request. To apply for financial support, please complete this form with details of your event and what the funds will be used for, and submit it to


Latest News

Nominations open for the 2024 Challenger Society Marine Science Student Award!

Nominations are now open for the Challenger Society Marine Science Student Award - deadline 31st July!  

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2024 Challenger Medallist and Fellows

We are delighted to announce the 2024 recipients of the Challenger Medal and the Challenger Fellowships. These biennial awards will be presented to awardees at the Challenger Conference in September.

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Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition

Please see a news item from the Royal Society below.

The Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition is now open for entries. Submit your photograph by 23 August 2024 in our categories of; Astronomy, Behaviour, Earth Science and Climatology, Ecology and Environmental Science, and Microimaging.

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