Welcome to the Marine Measurement Forum

Marine Measurement Forum 57 at HR Wallingford

The 57th Marine Measurement Forum (MMF) will be hosted by HR Wallingford in Oxfordshire on Thursday 3 March 2016. HR Wallingford is a civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation and is involved in both private consultancy and research, with strong links to academia. The meeting will include a series of presentations on topics relating to measurements in the marine environment. The day offers a great opportunity to network and share ideas with others working in the ocean industries. There will also be an opportunity in the afternoon to visit our physical modelling facilities and the UK Ship Simulation Centre.

They are actively seeking speakers for this event on topics relating to measurements in the marine environment. Presentations will be 17 minutes with 3 minutes for Q&A. If you would like to give a presentation, please send a title and short summary (~250 words) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  The closing date for summaries is 15 February 2016.


To book your place, please complete the online booking form at http://training.hrwallingford.com/training/marine-measurement-forum. Registration will cost £35.00 +VAT.


MMF 58

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) will be hosting MMF58 on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 September 2016. On the Wednesday there will be tours of the PML facilities, followed by a social event in the evening. The main MMF programme will follow on the Thursday.

Further news will be announced here on the MMF website as well as via our editorial section in International Ocean Systems journal and other marine related newsletters.


Marine Measurement Forum invites hosting applications for 2017 and 2018

We are now seeking offers from volunteer hosts for MMF59 (Spring 2017) onwards. Presently, HR Wallingford will be hosting MMF57 in March this year with Plymouth Marine Laboratory organising MMF58 in September. Further details of both these events can be found on this site.


MMF Overview

The Marine Measurement Forum (MMF) is a series of one-day, non-profit making events that provides opportunities for the informal exchange of ideas, knowledge, techniques and developments across an extensive range of marine scientific measurement activities.  Attendees typically include scientists, surveyors, engineers and business people from a variety of organisations including research centres, academia, manufacturers, survey companies, consultants, monitoring authorities, dredging companies, port authorities, oil companies, societies, etc. Each MMF is normally hosted within southern England with occasional excursions to other parts of the UK.


NOC hosts 56th Marine Measurement Forum

The National Oceanography Centre hosted the 56th Marine Measurement Forum on 15 July in what was a rare excursion out of the South of England. The event was held in the Foresight Centre, adjacent to the NOC’s Liverpool site and saw a strong turn out of around 50 delegates in attendance. Speakers from a range of organisations; industrial, academic and professional bodies gave presentations and there were opportunities for delegates to visit the NOC’s Liverpool workshops where the Ocean Technology and Engineering group spent time showcasing their capabilities and scientific equipment.


MMF Steering Group

The ad hoc MMF Steering Group is charged with guiding the fortunes of the MMF series. The Steering Group comprises four long term and regular MMF attendees, representing Research, Manufacturing, Media and Distribution within the marine science and measurement market place.  You can email suggestions to the MMF Steering Group via the Contact Page.

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