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View the programme for Ocean Talks 2018

Please find below the programme for Ocean Talks 2018.

14:10 - The story behind Blue Planet II

by James Honeyborne, Executive Producer

Yachts built to do good

14:50 - Building REV, the world’s largest research expedition vessel

By George Gill, Project Director, and Espen Oeino, Designer

15:15 - The creation of a zero-emissions superyacht that will showcase a pioneering air purifying device

By Marnix J. Hoekstra and Bart M. Bouwhuis, Creative Directors of Vripack

16:25 - The Plastic Solution

Moderated by Lilly Barclay, Co-Founder of Ocean Family Foundation

Panel to include:

Sian Sutherland, Co-Founder of A Plastic Planet

Paul Crewe, Executive Director and Chief Sustainability Officer at Anthesis Group

Dr Luisa Mirpuri, Co-Founder of the Mirpuri Foundation

AJ Sutherland, Chief Officer of S/Y Black Pearl

International Year of the Reef

17:00 - The extraordinary discovery of a 700 mile long reef in the mouth of the Amazon

By Gizelle Garcia, Professor/ Researcher at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

17:20 - Saving the Reefs, One Yacht at a Time

By Captain Philip Renaud, Executive Director of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation

17:40 - Protecting the Ross Sea

By Peter Young, Producer/ Director of the Last Ocean film

For more information on our speakers, please click here.



Hookpod and Fishtek Marine


Veragon Water

Nature Squared

CanO Water

Passion Sea


North Sails

Ocean Awards, co-presented by Blue Marine Foundation and BOAT International

Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies