SCIENCE IN YOUR SWIMMERS

Ocean Lover Talks

Science in your swimmers’ will be on offer at the second annual Ocean Lovers Festival on March 21, 22  Festival Hub at the Bondi Pavilion.

10am - 4pm, Sunshine Stage and The Ocean Lab

Inspirational talks by leaders and luminaries, scientists, innovators and business future leaders focused on solutions to better protect our oceans promoting a hopeful and inspiring view for the future.

Beachgoers can literally turn-up in their swimmers to hear from scientists and join free science workshops for kids and adults provided by Fizzics Education and supported by Inspiring Australia. You can catch music, art, innovative technology, sustainability solutions and top research scientists sharing marine science and sustainability knowledge and learn about things we can be doing on every day that have a direct impact on the health of our oceans. 

Whether it’s switching out plastic items for more sustainable counterparts, learning about the benefits of crayweed forests and Living Seawall Tiles, or participating in a Big Bondi Beach Clean, Ocean Lovers Festival offers a myriad of ways to connect with marine science, ocean ecology and innovative solutions to climate adaptation and mitigation.

Curated by Fizzics Education, over 20 scientists will share their research knowledge in the Ocean Lab and on the Sunshine Stage each day between 11 am to 1pm. Find out what scientific topics are inspiring the next generation with ten interactive student talks on a range of topics and meet the scientists working with Sydney Institute of Marine Science. 

 

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Dr Olaf Meynecke

Griffith University

Saturday 11 - 11.30am

Whales and Climate - Ocean giants in the face of climate shifts

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Prof Tony Haymet

Minderoo Foundation 

Saturday 12 - 12.30pm 

Measuring the heat in the ocean: the real story of global warming

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Prof David Booth

UTS

Sunday 11 - 11.30am

Gone Troppo - A tropical future for Sydneys seas under climate change

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Hosted by Alice Motion

Sunday 12 - 12.30pm 

Climate, Sustainability and Hope

Alex Thomson, Tim Silverwood, Kirsten Benkendorff, Jen Matthews

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Dr Ari Friedlaender

University of California Santa Cruz

Saturday 11.30 - 12pm

Hope and optimism: the recovery of humpback whales in the midst of a turbulent future

Whale Research

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Hosted by Tom Gordon

Saturday 12 .30 - 1pm 

Big Fascinating Giants  of the Seas 

Olaf Meynecke, Ari Friedlaender, Amy Smoothey Hosted by Tom Gordon

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Prof William Glamore

UNSW

Sunday 11 .30 - 12pm

Restoring the Coast:  The past, present and future of our harbours and rivers

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Hosted by Alex Thomson

Sunday 12 .30 - 1pm 

Tech and the Future of the Big Blue

Tom Wilson, Pete Ceglinski, Tim Silverwood, Jo Lane

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Sci-Comm Mentoring 

10 - 10.30am

Student training with Fizzics Education (closed to public)

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Mitchell Harley 

12 -12.30pm

Citizen Science- CoastSnap: measuring our changing shorelines in your pocket

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Tom Wilson

1.30-2pm

The next evolution of surfing

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Jo Lane

2.30-3pm

Solutions from the Sea  

How farming kelp can solve many of our current problems?

College Students

Student Talks Session

10.30 - 11.30am

10 min interactive student talks on range of Ocean Loving Topics

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Mari Bastiani 

1-1.30pm

Marine science for sustainable development – Insights, challenges and opportunities 

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Kirsten Benkendorff

2-2.30pm

A snail a day keeps the doctor away- medicine from molluscs

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Amy Smoothey

3-3.30pm

Unlocking the secret life of sharks 

 NSW Shark Management

Strategy

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Science Deep-Dive Talks 

High Tide Room

Sunday March 22

 

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