Two fantastic free events from the Devon Maritime Forum:
Tom Heap of BBC Countryfile and Costing the Earth to put your questions to our expert panel.
Steve Simpson – marine biologist, fish ecologist and self-confessed ocean optimist.
Here are the details from the DMF’s latest newsletter:
Two fantastic and free forthcoming events organised and hosted by our partners at the University of Plymouth and the University of Exeter.
Safeguarding our seas: the value of a systems approach to 21st century marine challenges (University of Plymouth, 02.07.21)
Life Below Water: Changing the Soundtrack of the Ocean (University of Exeter, 07.07.21)
See below for more details of both
Safeguarding our seas: the value of a systems approach to 21st century marine challenges
Oceans cover 70% of our planet and are vital to all life on earth. From a human perspective, we rely on the seas for food, resources, transportation, recreation, and livelihoods. But the health of our oceans is more severely challenged than ever before. What are the solutions to this global crisis?
The challenges and solutions to global issues of climate change, coastal erosion, habitat and biodiversity loss, sustainable fisheries and maritime security will be illustrated and discussed as part of Research Festival 2021. Facilitated by freelance Journalist Tom Heap of BBC Countryfile and Costing the Earth who will help put your questions to our expert panel. Register for this free event and join us at 13:00 on 2nd July https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/plymouth-research-festival/2021-safeguarding-our-seas
Life Below Water: Changing the Soundtrack of the Ocean
Wednesday 7 July 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 BST
This lecture series will promote the world class and globally impactful research in University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences amongst peers, students (past, current and future), and friends to the University.
Far from being a silent world, our oceans are a rich tapestry of sound. But this soundtrack is rapidly changing at the hands of humans, with devastating consequences for marine ecosystems. But Steve believes it’s not too late and that with creative solutions, we can restore natural soundscapes and help save the many animals that depend on acoustics for their survival. Hear how you can support the change in direction and restore a natural rhythm to our oceans.
Steve Simpson is a marine biologist, fish ecologist and self-confessed ocean optimist. His work focuses on impacts of global change including climatic warming, ocean acidification and noise on fish, fisheries and marine ecosystems with his work on bioacoustics, including fish communication and soundscape mapping, was featured on Blue Planet II.
For further Information and registration please visit the Eventbrite page.