RRS Discovery public tours

RRS Discovery

18 September 2015

Would you like the chance to tour the UK's research ship Discovery?

You might not think that a ship would be part of a scientist's toolkit, but if you want to measure the temperature of an ocean or learn more about life in deep underwater canyons, you will soon find yourself in need of a seaworthy vessel.

From 7-11 October RRS Discovery, the UK's state-of-the-art research ship, will be moored near Tower Bridge, offering the public a unique opportunity to discover life on board and the amazing environmental science research that it undertakes.

Discovery has spent most of its life on the planet's oceans, conducting world-leading research using the most advanced equipment available. Its findings help scientists understand our changing seas and tackle the big environmental questions facing the world today.

Now Discovery is taking a break from its usual habitat to travel up the Thames for a week of events. In association with the Natural History Museum, we are giving you the chance to win a guided tour of the ship on Saturday 10 October 2015.

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This will be an exciting and memorable opportunity for members of the public to get on board Discovery and learn more about environmental science. Visitors will be able to find out about some of what happens on Discovery, including research on the oceans' role in climate change, sea-level change and the future of the Arctic Ocean. There will also be material exploring science that tackles a wider range of environmental issues like air quality, land use, and biodiversity.

Visitor numbers are limited; to enter the draw for a chance to come aboard, please use our online registration form.

We will be randomly selecting 165 guests from those who register before the deadline of Monday 28 September 2015. Successful applicants will be notified by Thursday 1 October and allocated a time slot between 10:00 and 15:00.

This opportunity is part of the events to mark NERC's 50th anniversary and is supported by the Natural History Museum.

For more information, please contact .