We are excited to invite you to our first Healthy Seas Web Lab! In this special webinar, ocean experts reveal how interconnected sea life and humans really are, and how together we can form the ultimate buddy system.

We are once again joined by renowned journalist and broadcaster, Lucy Siegle, who will be interviewing Tom Mustill and Pascal van Erp, aiming to unveil this majestic interconnection. Through fascinating stories of encounters, they will help us understand how it feels to devote one’s life to protecting the fragile ocean for a healthy future.

Now, more than ever, it is clear that humans can no longer act as a dominant species on earth and we really need to step up and make profound changes for us and the generations to come. Let’s remember that each one of us is a drop and together, we are an ocean. We have more reason than ever before to acknowledge the power of our united efforts, towards re-establishing a new system that will help humans, and all life on earth, have a thriving future.

Monday, July 13th, 4pm CEST

Ocean Allies: How marine species and humans can form the ultimate buddy system

This is the 1st in a series of webinars we will be organising in the upcoming weeks and months. Our second webinar, “Designing for the planet with Object Carpet” is scheduled for the 20th of July, 4pm CEST. We’ve made sure you’ re going to be hooked. Stay tuned!

About Lucy Siegle

Lucy Siegle is a writer, broadcaster and journalist on nature and climate. In her work she often follows supply chains to expose climate and social justice issues. Her book To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing out the World saw her unravel the environmental and social footprint of the global fashion industry and forms the basis of The True Cost, the Netflix feature documentary on the same subject. Lucy co-founded the Green Carpet Challenge with Livia Firth and for 14 years was an environmental columnist for The Observer Magazine. She appears as a rare presenter who talks about environmental issues on prime time shows, namely The One Show and ITV’s Tonight programme. Her book, Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (and you) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again is published by Orion. She is a trustee for Cornish based ocean charity, Surfers Against Sewage, chair of the Real Circularity Coalition that campaigns for a green and circular economy.

About Tom Mustill

Tom Mustill is a filmmaker & writer whose films tell the stories of where people and nature meet. His recent short #NatureNow about natural solutions to climate change featuring Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot was viewed 65 million times and crowd-translated into 64 languages. It won over a dozen awards including two Webby Awards. His television documentaries for BBC, National Geographic and PBS have won over 20 more and been nominated for an Emmy. In 2015 Tom was almost killed when a humpback whale leapt onto his kayak, he made a film about his quest to find who the whale was and is writing a book about how scientists are using AI to try to understand animal communications.
Tom is passionate about impact, and making sure film is used to effect change. His films have been played to the EU Parliament and UN to encourage action on species conservation and protecting the atmosphere. Tom was recently made an Albert Ambassador (the BAFTA initiative for low carbon filmmaking).

About Pascal van Erp

Pascal van Erp is a GUE trained technical diver with a strong preference for wreck diving. He made hundreds of dives all over the world. During these dives, he encountered lost and abandoned fishing gear and the sad and severe consequences for life under water. Since he co-founder the first Dutch North Sea clean-up project in 2009 he became driven by the removal of lost gear in the North Sea. Based on his experience and specific vision on diving operations related to environmental issues, Pascal decided in 2012 to dedicate his diving exclusively to environmental protection and started the Ghost Diving Foundation — an international non-profit executed by volunteer technical divers which initiates, supports and promotes lost fishing gear removal initiatives. Nowadays they run lost fishing gear survey and removal projects in the North Sea, Adriatic Sea, Aegean Sea, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Caspian Sea, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and Scapa Flow. Since 2013, he is Diving & Maritime Manager of the Healthy Seas organisation.