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Oceans of Learning is the podcast series celebrating our seas and raising awareness about the importance of Ireland’s valuable marine resource.

From the ocean and climate change, to the people and their livelihoods as well as the marine economy and what lies beneath, Oceans of Learning promises to bring you on a journey to an underwater world that offers so much to our way of life and yet is under a greater threat than ever before.

Presenting by author and marine biologist, Finn van der Aar and supported by the Marine Institute. For more go to Marine.ie.

Oceans of Learning is produced by LastCastMedia.com.

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Oceans of Learning is the podcast series celebrating our seas and raising awareness about the importance of Ireland’s valuable marine resource.

From the ocean and climate change, to the people and their livelihoods as well as the marine economy and what lies beneath, Oceans of Learning promises to bring you on a journey to an underwater world that offers so much to our way of life and yet is under a greater threat than ever before.

Presenting by author and marine biologist, Finn van der Aar and supported by the Marine Institute. For more go to Marine.ie.

Oceans of Learning is produced by LastCastMedia.com.

    Our Ocean: Our Future – can Ireland become an ocean superpower?

    Our Ocean: Our Future – can Ireland become an ocean superpower?

    ‘Our Ocean: Our Future’ is the focus for the fourth and final episode in the Oceans of Learning podcast series as presenter Finn van der Aar finds out about the next generation that can seek to influence and engage with politicians and governments and why research and innovation will be so important in the fight for the marine environment.

    Finn speaks to two activists, Eimear Manning from ECO-UNESCO, and Gary Kett, a marine scientist, who are both also involved with the All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassador Programme and who want more young people to come together for climate action.

    In technology, Aodhán Fitzgerald, Research Vessel Manager with the Marine Institute tells Finn about next year’s exciting launch of the new RV Tom Crean and some of the marine research activities the vessel will facilitate.

    Looking to politics and policy, John Bell, Director Healthy Planet, DG Research & Innovation at European Commission, explains in more detail about Europe’s Green Deal, how it relates to the oceans and how Ireland can and should be an ocean superpower

    And Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs, tells Finn about his summer days beside the sea in Cork and why his passion for the ocean has helped inform his political decision-making throughout his career.

    Oceans of Learning is presented by the Marine Institute and produced by LastCastMedia.com.

    To find out more, go to Marine.ie.

    • 56 min
    Our Ocean: Our Climate and what it means for Ireland's future

    Our Ocean: Our Climate and what it means for Ireland's future

    We all know that climate change is escalating and that human behaviour is having profound consequences for the planet, but you might not know how much of a role the oceans play in climate change and how badly they are being affected by our carbon emissions.

    With temperatures rising and weather patterns becoming more extreme, just what kind of future can we expect and what will the consequences for our oceans – and our way of life – be?

    On the latest episode of Oceans of Learning focused on ‘Our Ocean: Our Climate’, presenter Finn van der Aar is joined by Samantha Hallam, an ocean/climate scientist at Maynooth University, Ken Whelan, research director with the Atlantic Salmon Trust and Triona McGrath, research lead at An Foram Uisce, the Water Forum to shed some light on the past, present and future of climate change and the effects on our oceans.

    Oceans of Learning is presented by the Marine Institute and produced by LastCastMedia.com.

    To find out more, go to Marine.ie.

    • 30 min
    Our Ocean: Our Livelihoods - from the navy diver to the herbal alchemist

    Our Ocean: Our Livelihoods - from the navy diver to the herbal alchemist

    On the second episode of the Oceans of Learning podcast series, we’re focusing on ‘Our Ocean: Our Livelihoods’ with presenter Finn van der Aar finding out how Ireland’s ocean economy supports a wide range of industries and jobs.

    With a sea territory ten times our land mass, the potential for Irish people and businesses to tap into this marine resource is immense. You’ll hear the stories of four individuals who work in a range of areas from a navy diver to the renewable energy sector and food safety.

    Finn speaks to Patricia Comiskey, Ocean Energy Programme Manager at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Joe Silke, Director, Marine Environment and Food Safety Services at the Marine Institute, Ireland’s first female navy diver, Tahlia Britton, and Tracey Ryan, herbal alchemist and Managing Director for Codex Beauty Ireland, a plant-based biotech company, who all reveal the influence of the ocean on their work and their lives.

    Oceans of Learning is presented by the Marine Institute and produced by LastCastMedia.com.

    To find out more, go to Marine.ie.

    • 52 min
    Our Ocean: Our Life with Easkey Britton

    Our Ocean: Our Life with Easkey Britton

    ‘Our Ocean, Our Life’ is the first episode of the Oceans of Learning podcast series and is focusing on marine biodiversity and how the ocean supports our health and wellbeing.

    Dr Easkey Britton, researcher, big wave surfer and author of the just released book ‘50 Things to do by the Sea’ joins presenter Finn van der Aar to talk about her life spent in and around the ocean, what we can all learn from marine life and why finding your ‘sit spot’ is so important.

    We also have three copies of Easkey’s book to give away so just head over to Finn’s Instagram feed @saltwaterstories.me for more details.

    Finn then delves into marine biodiversity, habitat mapping and ecosystems management with a panel discussion from Sibéal Regan of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, Debbi Pedreschi a researcher at the Marine Institute and Aaron Lim, Lead Data Scientist at Green Rebel Marine.

    Plus she gets tips and advice from each guest on the one positive change that you can make to help the oceans and marine life.

    Oceans of Learning is presented by the Marine Institute and produced by LastCastMedia.com.

    To find out more, go to Marine.ie.

    • 41 min
    Launching May 20th

    Launching May 20th

    Oceans of Learning is the podcast series celebrating our seas and raising awareness about the importance of Ireland’s valuable marine resource.

    From the ocean and climate change, to the people and their livelihoods as well as the marine economy and what lies beneath, Oceans of Learning promises to bring you on a journey to an underwater world that offers so much to our way of life and yet is under a greater threat than ever before.

    Presenting by author and marine biologist, Finn van der Aar and supported by the Marine Institute. For more go to Marine.ie.

    And join us for a special webinar launch on May 20th when Finn will be joined by Commander Roberta O'Brien from the Irish navy, acclaimed underwater documentary maker, Ken O'Sullivan, Marie Donnelly, Chair of the Irish Climate Change Council, Andy Wheeler, Chair of Geology at UCC and Glenn Nolan, Manager of the Oceanographic and Climate Services at the Marine Institute, to launch the Oceans of Learning series.

    Register at:
    https://www.marine.ie/Home/site-area/news-events/press-releases/scientists-seafarers-and-sea-enthusiasts-feature-oceans

    Oceans of Learning is produced by LastCastMedia.com.

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