For the month of April, to coincide with the May print issue of C&TH, the online content of our magazine is focussing on all things sustainability. Because of this, we’ve got our ears to the ground for anything related to ensuring our environments are sustained. So this event, a conference with the title How to Save the Oceans, is something we’re thrilled about and we recommend you book tickets, too.
On June 5th, this conference, supported by the New York Times, will take place at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington. The content couldn’t be more culturally appropriate to where our planet is at now. Oceans cover over 70% of the surface of our plane, and 97% of the water on Earth is found in the oceans. And yet we as humans aren’t taking care of this phenomenal source of life. Coral bleaching is happening and species are being wiped out; single-use plastic is being dumped in the ocean and if we keep going the way we are now, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050. If you want to understand why this is happening and how it can be helped, head to this talk which will bring together the world’s leading climate researchers, marine biologists, sailors, deep-sea divers, engineers and filmmakers to confer on the ultimate question: how can we save our oceans?
The mini-conference will cover a range of topics shown as 15-minute presentations. Sylvia Earle, the President and Chairman of Mission Blue and the National Geographic Society Explorer will talk on her theme of ‘My Mission – Protecting the Blue Heart of the Planet’. Professor Alex Rogers, marine biologist, will discuss ‘The Hidden Wonders of the Deep – and How to Save Them’. Television producer Orla Doherty will discuss ‘Blue Planet II and the future of the Ocean’. Dr Jon Copley will discuss ‘Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About the Deep Ocean (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)’, and the list of experts discussing practical ideas of how to save the oceans goes on. Informative and inspirational, this mini-conference is a must-see for anyone interesting in preserving the oceans that affect us all so deeply.
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
June 5, 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Standard tickets cost £30, get yours now at howtoacademy.com