In pictures: Inside Ocean Talks 2019


Ocean Talks 2019

Guests gathered at the Royal Geographical Society, London on 12 June for the 2019 Ocean Talks.

Ocean Talks was sponsored and supported by Ocean Family Foundation and held in partnership with Nekton, North Sails and Cookson Adventures.


The Speakers

Alexander Flemming, Greenwich Maritime Services and Steve Gresham, Gresham Yacht Design discuss how the boundaries of design are being pushed to create vessels that can truly further science and oceanography.


The Speakers

Richard Madden (far right) interviews scientists needing access to the ocean as part of BOAT International and Nekton's ‘Yachts for Science’ project, aiming to connect superyachts with marine scientists.


The Speakers

Tom Hutton, Cookson Adventures and Stewart Campbell, BOAT International discuss the growing trend of yacht-lovers becoming explorers, such as involving Dr Robert Pitman in one of their recent trips.


The Speakers

Dr Alan Jamieson from The Five Deeps Expedition discusses his fourth expedition to the deepest points of the ocean.


The Speakers

Dee Caffari, MBE talks to Frederikke Magnussen, Co-founder of A Plastic Planet about what’s next in the battle against plastics.


The Exhibitors

Along with a varied programme of speakers, Ocean Talks hosted a number of exhibitors working within the sustainability and ocean conservation spaces. Guests were able to network and explore the exhibitor stands throughout the afternoon.

Exhibitors included A Plastic Planet, Arksen, Cookson Adventures, Crew à la Mode, Ecobooth, Yachts for Science, North Sails, The Happy Ocean Company and Ocean Awards.


The Guests

Shirley Robertson, OBE, double Olympic gold medallist and Dr Rob Hall, University of East Anglia.


The Guests

Tony Castro, Tony Castro Ltd and Professor Andrew Brierley, University of St Andrews


The Guests

Alex Rogers signs his book ‘The Deep’ for Ocean Talks guest Amber Nuttall.