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Ocean Careers Workshop

Published on: Tue, 21/09/2021 - 15:51
Table of Contents
    Science café / Workshop / Seminar / Video

    Target audience: Youth, Young professionals

    Language: English

    Format: online

    Time: All day

    Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

    Organised by
     The Marine Diaries



    Obsessed with all things watery? Join the club! Want to turn your love for the ocean into a profession? Look no further. We know (from experience) that starting out in the marine industry can be daunting. But not to worry, The Marine Diaries is here to help!

    Whether you’re just starting out on your ocean career, at school or university, a seasoned ocean professional looking to change track, or you’re just looking to find out more about marine careers - you can get advice from this workshop.

    We were joined by ocean professionals from around the world, who shared the following:
    • Personal stories from their careers
    • A ‘day in the life’ of their work
    • How they got to where they are today
    • Their top tips on how to follow in their footsteps


    • Yann Leymarire, Surfrider Foundation - Marine policy
    • Josh McInnes, The University of British Columbia - Academic (Masters student, killer whale research)
    • Matt Drysdale, Horniman Museum - Aquarist
    • Lizzie Daly - Wildlife presenter

    For more career advice and useful links


    Watch the Ocean Careers Workshop


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