Our throw away society is polluting large areas of the world's oceans with plastics, threatening marine life and food chains
Dr Simon Boxall is a lecturer in Oceanography at the University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre (UK). He has worked on secondment for projects for UNESCO, The European Union Research Centre, The World Bank, The British Council, and European Space Agency over the years. Current research covers a spectrum of topics from climate change in the ocean to coastal dynamics and pollution, and he has carried out various studies on plastics in the oceans.
One of his more worrying finds was the high level of plastic rubbish on a remote Arctic island over 1000km from the nearest town or village, taken there from all countries bordering the Atlantic by the ocean currents.
Simon has a responsibility for public understanding and has been involved in documentaries for Channel 4, Sky, BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel. He regularly appears on radio and TV news and current affairs broadcasts across the World relating to a broad range of ocean, coastal and climate issues.
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