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Join the Royal Society for the launch of the Science in Public Life: Ocean Science Policy Programme.

The next decade will be pivotal for the health of the ocean, which is facing unprecedented human and environmental stressors. Science-informed policy responses will be at the forefront of creating an ocean which is both healthy and meets the needs of humanity sustainably.

The Royal Society is launching the new Ocean Science Policy Programme to support the science and policy needed to meet the goals of the UN’s Ocean Decade. The programme seeks to bring early career researchers, ocean professionals, and policy makers together to identify the critical knowledge to help create a sustainably managed, healthy ocean.

On the day, you will have the opportunity to engage with ocean thought-leaders, network with researchers and policy professionals from a range of marine-related disciplines, and put your mind to some of the pressing interdisciplinary challenges facing our seas.

Attending this event

The event is open to all policy makers, early career researchers and early career ocean professionals working in the field of marine science or policy.

If you would like to participate in-person on the day, please email the Resilient Futures Team noting your current occupation/institution and area of focus, as well as any dietary requirements. Please be aware that space on the day will be limited and advanced registration is essential.

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Chair

Dr Julie Maxton

Executive Director, the Royal Society


Chair

Professor Sir Ian Boyd FRS

University of St Andrews


Chair

Dr Vladimir Ryabinin

Executive Secretary, IOC-UNESCO


Chair

Alison Clausen

Programme specialist, IOC-UNESCO


Chair

Professor Edward Hill

Chief Executive, National Oceanography Centre


Chair

Professor Sir Ian Boyd FRS

University of St Andrews


Chair

Alison Clausen

Programme specialist, IOC-UNESCO


Chair

Professor Edward Hill

Chief Executive, National Oceanography Centre


Chair

Georgia Park

Programme Manager: Science in Public Life, Royal Society


Chair

Professor Sir Ian Boyd FRS

University of St Andrews

14:00-14:10
Defra and UNESCO

Speakers

Professor Gideon Henderson FRS

Chief Scientific Adviser, Defra, and University of Oxford, UK

14:10-14:20
UK Hydrographic Office

Speakers

Rear Admiral Peter Sparkes

Chief Executive, UK Hydrographic Office

14:20-14:30
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Speakers

Lowri Griffiths

Head of Ocean Policy Unit, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

14:30-15:10
Q&A

Chair

Professor Gideon Henderson FRS

Chief Scientific Adviser, Defra, and University of Oxford, UK


Chair

Professor Sir Ian Boyd FRS

University of St Andrews