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The Marine Diaries - Ocean Careers Workshop

Event date:
06/05/2021 - 19:30 to 22:00
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    The Marine Diaries is hosting an interactive workshop on 6th May to help you begin an ocean career. This workshop will include panellists from around the world who are ocean professionals and will include top tips on how to follow in their footsteps.

    Obsessed with all things watery? Join the club! Want to make 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 - make sure to tune into this workshop.


    We'll be joined by ocean professionals from around the world, who’ll be sharing 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.


    Confirmed panellists

    • 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


    This workshop will be interactive! You’ll hear from the speakers, but you’ll also get to ask your questions to them directly (or via the Zoom chat box / Google doc if you prefer). You will also get the chance to share your story, submit your thoughts, and connect with other attendees.


    Join us for this workshop exploring different ocean careers!


    Sign up here



    This is a free workshop as The Marine Diaries is dedicated to equal access for all. If you wish to make a donation to allow us to continue running events like this, you can do so here:


    Questions for the panelists can be submitted in advance by email to



    • Rebecca Daniel - Director, The Marine Diaries
    • Ali Shuparski - Social Media Assistant, The Marine Diaries


    Date & Time

    May 6th, 2021 6:30 PM (BST)