Did You Know?
Sharks have been swimming the ocean for more than 34 million years! However, between 1970 and 2005, the population of the smooth hammerhead, bull and dusky sharks along the East coast of the United States has declined by 99%. Find out more about these long-established inhabitants of our oceans.
Seventy per cent of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans and seas. We are reliant on our oceans and seas for many things, although most importantly for food, exploitable energy sources (such as wind power, oil and gas) and tourism revenue. It is easy to see, therefore, how our health and the health of our planet depends in no small part on the condition of our oceans and seas.more »
The UK's Marine Conservation Zones
21 November 2013, by Seavision
More than 70 per cent of our planet is covered by water and our seas are home to over 8,500 plants and animals. Human activities can damage this fragile environment. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) can make sure that such activities do not remove this important diversity for ever.read more »
Seavision is Serious about Science
12 November 2013, by Seavision
The 2013 Serious About Science schools event for Year 9 students took place at the Royal Institution in central London on Friday 27th September.
Voyages of Discovery
Education tools to help you learn more!
If you were Captain of a Royal Navy destroyer under attack, would you handle the pressure?
Even when an emergency gives them seconds to think, crews are trained and experienced enough to do the right thing.
Sign up for Daring Dispatches and find out why the ships and sailors of the Navy stay cool under pressure!sign up »
The world would be a very different place without seafarers and the ships they crew.
Oil tankers, container carriers, fishing trawlers and cargo ships bring us food, clothes, computers and raw materials.
Find out all about these vessels that seafarers call home as they work the icy North Sea or sail the lonely waters of the Indian Ocean.sign up »
While the world sleeps, giant container ships longer than football pitches plough the oceans to bring us food, clothes and gadgets.
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Oceans of Opportunity!
My current position of trainee SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) technician at British Waterways follows a four-and-a-half year mechanical and electrical engineering apprenticeship programme with the organisation.read more »
I was first inspired to become an aquarist whilst away in Australia in 2003 where I began to whittle down the many careers out there by trying them out. I luckily landed a volunteer position in Sydney aquarium where I quickly discovered that this industry had the correct mix of science, practical skill application and fun for me!read more »
I graduated from the School of Ocean and Earth Science with a first-class BSc in Marine Biology and Oceanography in 2005. At the end of the second year there was an opportunity to spend three months at the Institute of Ocean Sciences, Vancouver Island, and I was fortunate to be one of the students who went to Canada.read more »
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