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'Oceans of Diversity’ exhibit at the BA Festival of Science

Location: National College of Ireland, IFSC Campus
Event Type: Other
Event Date: 2005-09-03    
End Date: 2005-09-09

Event Description:
‘Oceans of Diversity’, a [public] outreach exhibition on marine life in Europe organised by the MarBEF Network of Excellence, opens at the BA Festival of Science in Dublin this week.

The photographic exhibition, which will run from September 3-9 at the National College of Ireland in Dublin's International Financial Services Centre, explores life in Europe’s seas and its importance to us as a society. The first of a series of roadshows run by MarBEF as part of its [public] outreach programme, this exhibition conveys the beauty and diversity of marine life in Europe, from the frozen seas of the Arctic to the mysterious and lightless world of the deep sea.

By increasing [public] interest in the ocean and its inhabitants, MarBEF aims to raise awareness of the benefits that we reap from the seas in terms of the goods and services they provide, the threats they currently face and the significance or our actions as individuals and as a society on their long-term sustainability.


The BA is the UK's nationwide, open membership organisation dedicated to connecting science with people, so that science and its applications become accessible to all. The BA aims to promote openness about science in society and to engage and inspire people directly with science and technology and their implications.

The BA Festival of Science is one of the largest [public] access celebrations of science in Europe. The festival has an illustrious history with the famous Huxley-Wilberforce debate in Oxford in 1860 and the coining of the word 'dinosaur' in 1842. It attracts 400 of the best scientists and science communicators who reveal the latest developments in research to a general audience. A full programme of events can be found on

The National College of Ireland ( has been to the forefront of innovation in learning for over fifty years, transforming education in a way that is both simple and extraordinary. The state-of-the-art campus on Mayor Street in Dublin's International Financial Services Centre is the hub for an innovative and unique programme of work in academic development, teaching and research.

Nearest train station: Connolly Street, Dublin city centre

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Event programme:

Collaborators and organisers:
Olive Heffernan
Communications and Outreach Officer
Ecological Consultancy Services Limited
Unit B19, KCR Industrial Estate
Dublin 12
Tel: +353-1-4925711
Fax: +353-1-4925694

MarBEF (Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning)
EU Network of Excellence

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Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: Yes

Event within Framework of MARBEF: (none)

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External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

Posted by olive_heffernan on 2005-09-01 and approved by Herman