Ocean Action Conference


8 June


9:00 am


The Grand Hotel, Seaburn, Sunderland, UK

Come join us to find out about all the amazing projects and people taking Action for the Ocean this World Ocean’s Day

For 2023 World Ocean’s Day we’re celebrating all the wonderful projects and people taking Ocean Action whether it be Seagrass meadows, Oysters, or strategic and delivery of projects to encourage marine rewilding – it’s all going to be covered in this event.

In partnership with Swiftwater Solutions and supported by Explore Seascapes, we excited to bring together projects from all over the UK to join us in Sunderland to:-


  • Share their stories and project learnings
  • Network with other projects
  • Share positive news
  • Pledge to help our oceans
  • Mobilise Ocean Action

Our speakers include the following organisations:-


  • Rewilding Britain – Sara King
  • Spurn Point Seagrass – Georgia Bennett
  • Solent Seagrass – Dr Tim Ferrero
  • Revitalising NE Estuaries – Hellen Hornby
  • Stronger Shores – Karen Daglish
  • Tees Rivers Trust – Ben Lamb
  • Marine Conservation Society – Jean Luc Solandt


We’re delighted to announce our keynote speaker for this event, Dr. Richard Lilley of Project Seagrass, Scotland – check out their video in the link below.




In addition to the speakers there will be many exhibitors showcasing their project work from all across the UK. Exhibitors include:-


  1. Rewilding Britain
  2. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
  3. Solent Seagrass
  4. Groundwork NE & Cumbria
  5. Project Seagrass
  6. Explore Seascapes
  7. North Sea Rejects
  8. Climate Action North
  9. Newcastle University

Stronger Shores

Tees Rivers Trust

and more to be confirmed!

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