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Oceans of Learning Webinar

To celebrate European Maritime Day, the Marine Institute will broadcast a special live webinar on Thursday 20th May 2021 at 4pm.

Hosted by Finn van der Aar, marine scientist, speaker and author, the one-hour webinar will explore our ocean. From supporting diverse marine life and ecosystems, to sustaining livelihoods and the impact of a changing ocean climate.

Filmmaker Ken O’Sullivan will share his experiences searching for blue whales, sharks and deep-water coral reefs in the North Atlantic for the documentary Ireland’s Deep Atlantic. The two-part series explores many of Ireland's sea creatures for the first time, documenting their behaviour, in addition to investigating the health of our deep Atlantic waters.  

Finn will also speak to Roberta O’Brien, the first woman in the history of the Irish Naval Service to achieve the rank of Commander in 2020. Commander O'Brien has held a wide variety of roles and appointments at sea and ashore, and was also the first female to captain an Irish warship when she assumed command of the LÉ Aisling in 2008.

Join the conversation with scientists, seafarers and sea enthusiasts.

Oceans of Learning Webinar
Thursday 20th May - 4.00pm IST
Register here

Finn van der Aar, author and marine biologist.

The webinar will also launch the Marine Institute’s Oceans of Learning series. Over four weeks, the Marine Institute will offer news, videos and resources which celebrate our seas and Ireland’s marine resource. The final week will celebrate World Oceans Day on Tuesday 8th June 2021.

A weekly Oceans of Learning podcast, presented by Finn van der Aar, will share the stories from the people and professionals who have a connection with the sea – through science, careers, industry, art and more. Tune in to the webinar to hear more on how to subscribe and listen to the Oceans of Learning podcast.

For more information, follow the Marine Institute:
Facebook: Marine Institute Ireland
Twitter: @MarineInst 
LinkedIn: Marine Institute
YouTube: MarineInstituteIRL


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