The inaugural Ocean Talks took place at the Royal Geographical Society in London on June 13, 2018. Organised by Boat International Media and supported by the Ocean Family Foundation and North Sails, Ocean Talks brought together some of the world’s leading experts in marine science, ocean conservation, environmental activism and superyachting to discuss a range of issues facing our oceans.
While the plastic pollution crisis featured prominently, thanks to speakers including Blue Planet II’s James Honeyborne and Sian Sutherland and Frederikke Magnussen of A Plastic Planet, other topics covered included advances towards zero emissions motor yachts, the successful campaign to protect the Ross Sea and the discovery of the Amazon coral reef.
If you couldn’t make it to Ocean Talks in person you can now download or stream the talks in full from the Boat International Soundcloud page using the links below. They will be released twice weekly with the first four, Professor Gizelle Garcia on discovering the huge coal reef at the mouth of the Amazon, Captain Philip Renaud on saving the coral reefs, a panel discussion on finding solutions to the plastic crisis and Espen Oeino and George Gill on building the world’s largest research vessel REV, now available.