Plastic has become the planet’s most ubiquitous form of modern pollution and microplastics are at the forefront of scientific interest and research combatting plastic pollution. Isabel Connell introduces her research into how she developed a non-invasive way of studying the effects of micorplastics by examining the guano of Australian seabirds.
In November 2018, Ocean Ambassadors launched the first ever student-led Ocean Action Project. Aligned with our mission, the students of Atlantic College were invited to apply their UWC education in creating solution-focussed responses to an ever-growing marine related issue; Noise Pollution.
As humans, we are used to finding our way with our eyes, but in the depths of the ocean eyes can take one only so far. For a multitude of marine life, it is sound and the ability to hear that are critical. Tom Smith explains the impact of noise pollution in the ocean and what is being done to combat it.
In February 2019, four women completed an unprecedented stand up paddle-boarding (SUP) expedition in Baa Atoll in the Maldives. Backed by Ocean Ambassdors and a number of other organisations, their mission was to raise awareness of the need to protect marine life from the threat of plastic pollution and climate change.
Join our Sub Aqua Group for a lecture on Antarctica by Ffion Mitchell from Ocean Ambassadors. The talk will involve an insightful introduction into Antarctica and the Southern Ocean; the most unique and undiscovered continent in the world.
In a major policy shift, Japan formally announced on December 26, 2018 that it would withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and resume commercial whaling for the first time in more than 30 years.
Professor Madeleine Van Oppen of the Australian Institute of Marine Science is developing heat resistant corals; the Ethiopian agronomist Gebisa Ejeta from Purdue University, USA is engineering drought and pest resistant crops; and Kathy Niakin leads a team at the Crick Institute, UK and is the first scientist worldwide to get national level approval to use CRISPR to edit the DNA of human embryos.
They join Razia Iqbal and a public audience at the Natural History Museum in London to discuss important and ground-breaking work.