Looking up from underwater at plastic flotsam on the surface

Saturday 1 June 2018

Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start.

£7 (includes refreshments).

Plastic Pollution. How did we get here? And what can we do about it?
an illustrated talk by David Jones, BSc, BA, MSc, MInstRE, AMICE, FRGS

For more than 10 years David Jones, a professional underwater photographer and media specialist, has been raising concerns about the damage we are doing to our oceans, and in particular the effect of single-use plastics.

He has worked for a number of production companies including the BBC alongside TV personalities such as David Attenborough, Bear Grylls and Ben Fogle. As diving supervisor, cameraman and executive adviser he worked on the award-winning film,  ‘A Plastic Ocean’, which was 7 years in the making.

In 2009 he joined The Plastic Oceans Foundation where he worked as an education, science and sustainability adviser. Four years later he started his own venture ‘Just One Ocean’ a registered UK charity, in order to support research and promote awareness of ocean issues.

He is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Portsmouth researching the impact of microplastics on the coastal environment and the potential use of citizen science to help resolve the issue.

David’s talk will cover the devastating impact of plastic pollution in our oceans … the uncomfortable facts, the shocking impact on sea life and future prospects.

He is an engaging and charismatic speaker who is at ease with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. His talk is illuminating, informative, troubling, and inspirational.

An unmissable talk on this currently high-profile topic.

 

Tickets can be purchased online from the Historical Diving Society website.

(Tickets are also available from the Gosport Tourist Information Centre. Telephone: 023 9252 2944)

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