By Dr Erik van Sebille
Oceans cover almost 70% of the surface of our planet, and we know so little about them. The deep ocean is the last unchartered territory in the world. We’ve discovered only a fraction of all the organisms that live in the deep.
And yet, we keep on putting plastic waste in our oceans. We find plastic in the guts of almost all marine animals we inspect.
So what do we do about all this plastic? Come and find out in this lecture!
Dr Erik van Sebille is a lecturer in oceanography and climate change at Imperial College’s Grantham Institute and Department of Physics. He studies how currents move heat, plankton and plastic around. He has won the 2016 Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the European Geosciences Union, and often appears in international media to discuss ocean pollution and climate change.