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What does the ocean mean to me?

As part of the activities for week one (#UoSFLOceans1), here are some of my favourite ocean images, and a little bit about what they mean to me. The first image comes from a field trip I was part of a couple of years ago to Iceland, we visited the Jökulsárlón ice lagoon, featured in several movies, notably the car chase scene …

Welcome All

Hi everyone, I'm Josh and I'll be a facilitator here on the ‘Exploring our Oceans’ course. I'm also a PhD student at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. I am part of the larger project which is evaluating the role of climate change on the frequency of submarine landslides in the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. The goal of the project is to determine any potential risk which may exist to the UK coastline from possible tsunamis which can be created by submarine landslides. Continue reading →

Welcome to the MOOC!

I am currently a few months in to my PhD at the National Oceanography Centre, where my research is focused on the connection between submarine mega-landslides (SML’s) and climate change. I am part of the Arctic Landslide Tsunami project, which involves 11 different organisations around the UK, working together to asses the risk to the UK from these events. Continue reading →

Hello Ocean Explorers

Hi everyone, My name is Laetitia Gunton and I am a facilitator on Exploring our Oceans MOOC. I'm a third year PhD student at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton joint with the Natural History Museum, London. My PhD research is into deep-sea worms living in the sediment of underwater canyons. I hope that you all have a fun time taking part in this six week course and learn a lot about the fascinating environments hidden beneath the ocean waves. Continue reading →

Welcome

Hello, my name is Paris Stefanoudis. I am a PhD student at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK. I just started the second year of my PhD which deals with deep-sea biology and ecology of the Porcupine Abyssal Plain in the Northeast Atlantic. My group of interest are Foraminifera. I hope you will enjoy the next 6 weeks of this online course. Continue reading →

Investigate the deepest parts of our world’s oceans.

Free and online Six-week interactive course The University of Southampton with FutureLearn is pleased to announce its first Massive Open Online Course in Oceanography – Exploring our Oceans. In this free six-week course starting 3 February, we invite our audience to investigate the deepest parts of our oceans, exploring an underwater world that has been unknown for most of human history. Continue reading →