Two February Seminars: Sand Dunes of India and Antarctic Seafloor Biodiversity

In February, am pleased to invite you to two webinars as part of the Seabed Habitats seminar series next month!

On Tuesday 9th February at 13.00 GMT, Prof. M Srinivasan, will be giving a talk entitled “Sand Dunes of East Coast of India.” Prof. Srinivasan is the Professor, Director and Dean of the Centre for Advanced Study of Marine Biology at Annamalai University in Tamil Nadu, India. The Centre specialises in research on mangroves and is a reputed marine institute in India, actively engaged in teaching, research and extension activities in marine sciences. I had the opportunity to visit the centre and meet Prof. Srinivasan when my family and I visited the Mangroves of Pichavaram whilst touring in Tamil Nadu.

Where the wild things are- Antarctic seafloor biodiversity

From Tamil Nadu to Antarctica, on February 23rd 1300 GMT, Dr Huw Griffiths of the British Antarctic Survey will be giving a talk about “ Where the wild things are- Antarctic seafloor biodiversity.” Dr Huw Griffiths is a marine biogeographer with an interest in the Polar Regions and a passionate believer in science communication and making science more accessible to the public, policy makers and government. In 2020, Dr Huw Griffiths was awarded Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Medal for Education and Communication.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A and discussion after the event!

So please sign up here and hope to see you next month!

Seabed Habitats Seminar Series January Webinar!

Today was a momentous day for this blog as it marked the start of the Seabed Habitats seminar series! Prof. Jason Hall-Spencer’s webinar entitled “Effects of CO2 on seabed habitats” took us on an informative journey through the world of ocean acidification and studying the impacts of a high CO2 world. An important call for action on what we as scientists and policy makers can do to protect ocean health and seabed habitats in the future. My welcome message and the highlights of the webinar by Prof Jason Hall-Spencer can be found below! A really big thank you to Jason for being the first speaker in our seminar series and for starting us on this journey of education!!! Also thank you to all who could join us for today’s January webinar (the first one!). And thanks to my sister for helping me out!

A January Welcome to the Seabed Habitats Seminar Series

Effects of CO2 on seabed habitats- Highlights of January Webinar by Prof Jason Hall-Spencer

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