‘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.
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