In this episode of Geography now, ocean advocate and skipper Emily Penn joins us to discuss her recent expedition to raise awareness of the ocean plastic problem, a new platform to help us find solutions, and what we can learn from living at sea.
Emily Penn is an ocean advocate dedicated to studying environmental challenges in the most remote parts of our planet. She is also an international public speaker and advisor on issues relating to our oceans as well as society’s interactions with them.
In this podcast episode, Emily talks about her recent work with eXXpedition, and her commitment to unveiling the issues of ocean plastics and female empowerment. She touches upon the lessons we can learn from living at sea, what she's doing in lockdown, and excitingly, a new platform that she's been working on, SHiFT. This platform will be released on World Ocean Day 2020 and works with individuals to target their actions to stop ocean plastic pollution.
Emily would have spoken at an event organised by regional volunteers which was cancelled due to lockdown restrictions. For more information on how you can get involved with the events and regional committees near you, please visit our Regional committess page.
Geography now is a new podcast series from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). In this series, we’ll be talking to geographers about the work that they’re doing, topics they’re passionate about, and opinions they have about the world around us.
At a time when it is impossible to host speakers at the Society, we are committed to creating content that can be accessed online, and are excited to feature individuals who would have spoken at our events around the UK.
In this episode of Geography Now, critically acclaimed author Ben Wilson joins us to discuss the history of 'humankind's greatest invention', the city.
9 October 2020
In this episode of Geography now, geologist Alice Fugagnoli discusses her PhD research on the effect of microplastics on the geological cycle, and how the impact of COVID-19 might be seen by future generations.
28 August 2020
Dr James Esson talks to us about his research on the irregular migration of West African males to Europe through football related human trafficking and race issues within British geography.
3 July 2020
In this episode of Geography now, Nancy Campbell joins us to discuss her poetry, the geographical individuals who have inspired her work, and what it means to be the recipient of the 2020 Ness Award.
29 May 2020
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