Educational Resources

Educational Resources

The information here is aimed at those learning about the ocean, or teaching ocean related topics, and contains downloadable resources, as well as links to further reading. If you would like to receive notifications when updates are made to these resources please subscribe to our Educational Resources NOC mail email bulletin.

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Vehicles and Equipment information sheets

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Good books and recommended reading

Online resources and books

Natural Environment Research Council – Plant Earth

Of Seas and Ships and Scientists:The Remarkable History of the UK's National Institute of Oceanography, 1949–1973

Sea Level FAQs

Ocean Literacy

European Marine Board – Publications

Young Reads

Can a Lobster be an archaeologist? Quirky Questions and Fascinating Facts about the Underwater World

Oceans Wormley – a web site with material relating to the people who worked at the National Institute of Oceanography, the institute of Oceanographic Sciences and the IOS Deacon laboratory and the contributions they made to science and technology.
About Bidston Observatory

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Boaty McBoatface

Find out about the adventures of Boaty McBoatface

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Talks and Visits

Find out about Open Days and visits to the NOC, or how you can request for a scientist to visit your school.

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