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Incredible Oceans

Expert(s) : Russell Arnott, Ian Rowlands, Gina Gow
Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK, United Kingdom
Type of member : Education / Events
Sea basin :
  • International (other sea-basins / ocean)
Topics :
  • Climate and the ocean
  • Healthy and clean ocean
Environmental domains :
  • Marine/Ocean
Main activities :
  • Education
Changing climate, plastics, pollution, acoustics, overfishing: our ocean is well-studied and known to be facing threats, yet many people find these issues confusing and less than 1-in-5 UK children have ever visited the coast. Incredible Oceans seeks to make these topics relevant and easier to understand for all ages and in 12 years have become the go-to experts for excellence, creativity and ‘outside-the-box’ thinking around ocean communication. We match the science with entertainment and art to make our marine world vibrant and accessible, and use social science to appeal to the values we each hold dear. If people better know the ocean they will care more about solutions and ways they can take action. To do this we: Create ground-breaking online broadcasts and videos using fun and robust environmental art and science Specialise in outreach and community engagement, especially with those not necessarily attracted to science or environment Run festivals and events for large and diverse demographics, funded by corporate sponsors, science institutions and agencies Train scientific, advocacy and corporate organisations to help them better communicate about critical environmental issues Reach young people through educational materials and school visits, working with partners to share impactful content We are a collaborative platform and share the good work of other organisations to educate and communicate about the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 'Life Below Water' and believe that by bringing together people from varied backgrounds and cultures we can engage better about the issues with people from varied backgrounds and cultures.