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
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.