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Taking the Ocean's Temperature: Evolution in global ocean temperature measurements | Daily videos

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Did you know that our oceans cover 70% of the planet but only 25% has been explored?

Dive into the fascinating world of oceanography as we uncover how scientists measure the temperature of the ocean. Just like humans can show symptoms when they are unwell, so can our oceans and it is up to oceanographers to find these signals and determine what they mean!

From the first funded ocean research expedition, to the complex network of satellites, buoys, and robotic sensors used around the world today and the curious case of calculating ocean temperature long before humans sailed the seas!

Tune in every day during Southampton Science and Engineering Festival, from Friday 7th to Sunday 18th March 2024, to learn how scientists have overcome the surprising challenge of measuring the ocean's temperature through time.