October, 2021

202102OctAll DayOcean Symposium 2021(All Day: Saturday) Region:OnlineTopic:Ocean Community,SustainabilityCost:$Confidence:High Tagsonline,Weekend


About this event


The Ocean Symposium 2021 – “Think Global, Act Local”. Live from the stunning Durbar Hall at the Hastings Museum & Art Gallery: we will have World class speakers, presentations, local and global science, underwater films, and a global collection to explore. Join us in-person or from anywhere in the UK or around the world live through Zoom!

‘Think Global, Act Local’

2021 is an important year for marine conservation with the United Nations launching the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021 – 2030). This Decade will provide a common framework to ensure that ocean science can fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the Oceans and more particularly to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development .

To link with and support the Decade, the United Nations Association, in collaboration with Sussex Wildlife Trust, are hosting the Ocean Symposium 2021.

We are bringing you exciting, world class speakers from Sussex and around the globe. The Symposium is encouraging people to ‘Think Global, Act Local’ about our Oceans, with talks on inspiring local projects, and from researchers further afield tackling global issues. There will also be talks from youth voices bringing you their perspectives on marine conservation, and on ocean innovation, highlighting exciting technology which is helping to innovate marine research.

At this event we will launch the Sussex Blue Charter

Join the panel discussions!

Opening Ceremony: Launch of UN Decade of Ocean Science in the United Kingdom

The Mayor of Hastings – Cllr James Bacon

Nelson Kay – Cleaner Ocean Foundation/ Vice Chair UNA Climate & Oceans


Dr Ian Hendy – Senior Lecturer, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Portsmouth/ Centre for Blue Governance – “Tropical marine ecosystems, ocean acidification and the climate crisis”

Dr Corina Ciocan FHEA, M.R.S.B., Senior Lecturer, Centre for Aquatic Environments, University of Brighton – “Marine micro plastic pollution in Sussex”

Tim Dapling, Chief Fisheries & Conservation Officer, Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority – “Sussex IFCA’s Nearshore Trawling Byelaw explained”

Nadia Frontier, Marine Biologist/ Researcher, speaking live through Zoom from Rothera Research Station, Antarctica (British Antarctic Survey) – “Diving into Antarctic benthic ecosystems”.

Nathan Hunt & Phoebe Chadwick, RS Aqua Ltd. Speakers – “Cutting Edge Marine Technology and Ocean Science”

Nikki Hills – Project Manager, Sussex Wildlife Trust – Wild Coast Sussex project

Sam Hickling MSc, Oceanographer at ARC Marine Ltd – “Marine innovation for the XXI Century”

Youth Presentation – UNA Youth Ambassadors


The event is being held at the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery in Hastings, Sussex UK. There are options to attend the event in person or to stream it live online.




Saturday, October 2 - 12:00am 2021

Leave a Reply

Contact Inspiro WordPress Theme by WPZOOM