Marine scientists from the UK and South Africa will share their journeys of increasing depth. Featuring exciting imagery from the deep ocean, scientists will share their experience of deep water ecosystems, explain their importance from a scientific perspective, as well as for the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Key catalysts and challenges for deep sea research will be discussed and the session aims to distil opportunities for improved capacity for research, policy and management of the deep ocean.
Members of the audience will be able to ask the researchers about the mysteries of the deep seas and exchange views on how to best to develop deep sea research capacity and convey scientific findings to relevant policy processes at the national and international levels.
- to inspire wonder of scientific findings in the deep and explain why ensuring adequate protection of this realm (based on science) is critical for a sustainable future