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Ocean Careers 2019 Launches Inspiring Programme

By [email protected] - 3rd March 2019 - 12:07

Ocean Careers held alongside Ocean Business 2019, at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton from 9-11 April 2019, is providing an unmissable opportunity for students to discover job opportunities in the ocean technology sector and get careers advice from key industry professionals at its FREE Ocean Careers event. Running for the three days of the show, Ocean Careers’ programme has just been launched online at:

This year’s Ocean Careers promises to deliver even more than before, with 16 workshops hosted by some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Fugro and Teledyne. These presentations will provide information on careers in ocean technology, marine science and the offshore industries, and different study options and routes into careers. As well as this, there will be one-to-one sessions for students offering the chance to explore careers in depth with a choice of 20 industry professionals, all from different career backgrounds.

A special attraction of Ocean Careers 2019 will be the RBR Ocean Science Slam, which is a competition open to early career scientists, with a £500 prize. The competition offers the chance for graduate students to share their research to potential employers in a creative, engaging and non-traditional presentation. The audience will form the jury and vote on the winner. The RBR Ocean Science Slam is intended for graduate students engaged in ocean science and technology and the event will connect early career scientists with prospective employers, a leading research faculty, and innovative ocean technology companies. Full details of entry criteria are available online at in the Ocean Careers section. The closing date for entries is Monday 25th March 2019.

Eric Siegel, Sales Director at RBR, explains why RBR introduced the competition: ”Advances in ocean science are enabled by great measurement tools and effective science communication to a wide audience. The RBR Ocean Science Slam develops engagement across scientists, funding agencies, media, and the public. Early career scientists can use the platform to capture the attention of global researchers, prospective employers, and innovative ocean technology companies."

Visitors to Ocean Careers will also benefit from the full range of activities at Ocean Business with over 330 international exhibitors and FREE back-to-back training and demonstration sessions in a programme that runs to 184 hours. This provides an outstanding opportunity to see the latest technologies in action on the dockside, in a test tank or onboard vessels. A range of social events also enables students to network with potential employers throughout the show.

To attend Ocean Careers 2019, register for FREE online at: The event will take place from 9-11 April 2019 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK.

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