Climate change, carbon emissions and a whole range of human activities are affecting the seas like never before, resulting in dwindling marine biodiversity and the imminent threat of drastic changes to marine habitats, oceanic flows and weather patterns.
But what role does science have to play in informing policies that will preserve our seas? How can science and technology help with monitoring and enforcement? What’s more, how do we best manage our oceans when we’re still discovering how they work?
Following a screening of Eliana Álvarez Martínez’s 'Spirit of Discovery' (Certificate U, Running Time: 61 minutes), Helen and a panel of experts in ocean science and policy will come together to ask these questions and more.
Panellists so far include:
Prof Alex Rogers, Science Director at REVOcean and marine ecologist specialising in deep-sea and Antarctic ecology.
More speakers will be announced closer to the date.
The venue is The Hans Rausing Lecture Theatre, Level 0 at the Science Museum, London
Recommended for ages 15+