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The Ocean Symposium 2018 and Marine Exhibition
September 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm£5.83
Your Ocean needs YOU!
Never before has our Ocean been under such threat: plastics, ocean acidification, ocean warming, polar ice melting, coral reefs and marine life in danger. Come and join us at this exciting community event: LOTS OF STALLS (Marine Exhibition) and a day of learning and networking.
Watch with us the BBC Earth short film about the Oceans, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, and listen to experts about new projects in the fields of Marine Conservation, Global Oceans, Climate Change, Marine Resources and Marine Wildlife. Tea and coffee provided by Organisers.
See for yourself the SeaVax Prototype! Amazing!!
9 : 30 Doors open. Registration.
10 : 00 Welcome by Co-Chairs of Symposium.
10 : 05 Official Opening by Jamie Bedwell, Triathlete and 2024 Olympic hopeful
10 : 15 Welcome of Delegates by The Mayor of Hastings
10 : 20 UN Ocean Conference Film, BBC Earth. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough
OCEANS AND GLOBAL ISSUES
10 : 25 “UN Global Sustainable Goals; implications for our communities” by Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director, United Nations Association, UK.
10 : 45 “Oceans, Marine Resources and Commonwealth Nations” by Dr Nicholas Watts, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London.
11 : 05 Discussion (Chair: John Fowler, Chairman of the United Nations Association, Bexhill and Hastings). Panelists: Natalie Samarasinghe, Dr Nicholas Watts.
11 : 35 Coffee break – Marine Exhibition (stalls)
12 : 05 Wildlife Trust Video 1
12 : 10 “Ocean pollution, microplastics and effects of Climate change” Dr Tim Ferrero, Senior Specialist for Marine Advocacy, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.
12 : 20 “Marine Conservation Zones” Dr Sean Ashworth, Deputy Chief Fisheries and Conservation Officer, Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority.
12 : 30 Discussion (Chair: Tim Dapling, Chief Fisheries and Conservation Officer, Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority)
Panelists: Dr Tim Ferrero, Dr Sean Ashworth, Dr Corina Ciocan, Lecturer in Environmental Sciences and Marine Biology, University of Brighton, and Paul Linwood (Chairman of the Sussex Marine and Coastal Forum and Sewage Policy Manager, Southern Water)
13: 00 Lunch break – Marine Exhibition
13: 45 Wildlife Trust Film 2
FISHERIES AND REGIONAL MARINE PROJECTS
13: 50 “Blue Economy and fisheries” Dr Adriana Ford, Coordinator of the Greenwich Maritime Centre, University of Greenwich.
14: 10 Hastings Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) and LIFE – Jeremy Percy – Executive Director, Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE)
14: 25 Youth Ocean Action Eastbourne
14 :30 Surfers Against Sewage – Colin Darbyshire
– Oliver Sterno (Plastic Free Eastbourne)
14: 40 BREAK – Marine Exhibition
15: 00 Cleaner Ocean Foundation (Blue Growth) – SeaVax innovation Project – Nelson Kay – Project Manager
15 : 05 Blue Marine Foundation – Morven Robertson – UK Project Manager
15 : 20 Final Round Table (Chair: Dr Sean Ashworth)
Panelists: Dr Adriana Ford, Dr Nicholas Watts, Natalie Samarasinghe, Dr Tim Ferrero, Dr Corina Ciocan and Jeremy Percy.
16: 00 Final Audio Visual presentation (including a short film about the Oceans)
16 : 20 Closing Words, John Fowler, Chairman of the United Nations Association, Bexhill and Hastings
In Partnership with: SUSSEX WILDLIFE TRUST, HAMPSHIRE AND ISLE OF WIGHT WILDLIFE TRUST, ROTHER VOLUNTARY ACTION, SURFERS AGAINST SEWAGE, SOUTHERN WATER, HASTINGS VOLUNTARY ACTION