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Ocean Talks 2019 Programme

Wednesday 12 June, 2019, Royal Geographical Society

12:00 - Arrivals and registration

13:15 - Welcome

Introduction from Sacha Bonsor, Editorial Director, BOAT International

State of the Oceans with Q&A

Address by Dr Mark Spalding, Senior Marine Scientist for The Nature Conservancy and Honorary Research Fellow for the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Keynote - Unveiling Alucia2

Alexander Flemming and Steve Gresham reveal Alucia2 following her refit into high-tech scientific research vessel

The Plight of Kiribati

Presentation by Mattieu Rytz, Visual Storyteller for ARKAR and Producer of award-winning documentary Anote’s ARK

Yachts for Science

Opening and closing statements from Oliver Steeds, Founder, Chief Executive and Mission Director of Nekton Oxford Deep Ocean Research Institute

Journalist Richard Madden interviews scientists needing access to the ocean for help

Dr Dominic Andradi-Brown, Marine Scientist, World Wildlife Fund

Bec Atkins, Director of Operations, Manta Trust

Professor Andrew Brierley, Professor of Marine Biology, University of St Andrews

Erika Gress, Marine Ecologist

Dr Rob Hall, Senior Lecturer in Physical Oceanography, University of East Anglia

Afternoon coffee break

Citizen Science: What you can do today?

Brandon Harvey, Board of Trustees Member, Polar Citizen Science Collective and Director of Expedition Operations & Programme Development, EYOS Expeditions, on successes of education programmes and travel experiences to create ambassadors

Do we have time to save our Coral Reefs?

Chaired by Dr Mark Spalding

Madhalvi Colton, Program Director at Coral Reef Alliance

Dr Tessa Hempson, Marine Conservationist and Operations Manager, Ocean’s Without Borders

Richard Vevers, Founder and CEO of The Ocean Agency and star of Chasing Coral

When Owners become Explorers

Inspiring and insightful talk by Five Deeps expedition leader Rob McCallum and scientist Dr Alan Jamieson, fresh off the plane from Tonga following the fourth expedition

What next for the war on plastic?

Frederikke Magnussen, Co-founder of A Plastic Planet is joined by world famous sailor and plastic campaigner Dee Caffari MBE and Simon Evans, Sustainability Director from Ecobooth, to discuss what’s next in the battle against plastics.

18:00 - Cocktail Reception

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