Our ability now to go and interact with the ocean in a much less invasive way, Professor Steve Widdicombe Director of Science and Deputy Chief Executive at Plymouth Marine Laboratory

The recent 10th World Ocean Summit, a leading annual global event on the marine economy took place in Lisbon, focusing on the theme, “inspiring ocean solutions”.  I was lucky enough to interview two of the speakers at this years World Ocean Summit and in my first interview I talk to Professor Steve Widdicombe.

Professor Widdicombe talks about his background, technology advancements, having information much more quickly, earthquakes, plankton, new species, making a difference and more.

More about Professor Steve Widdicombe:

Professor Stephen Widdicombe is a marine ecologist who has studied the impacts of humans and climate on marine ecosystems and biodiversity for more than 30 years. His work has substantially increased understanding of the effects of ocean acidification on the marine environment.

Professor Widdicombe contributed to the founding of the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON), becoming co-chair of its executive council in 2019.

In 2021 he co-led the development and endorsement of the UN Ocean Decade Programme OARS (Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability), which aims to provide society with the observational and scientific evidence needed to sustainably identify, monitor, mitigate and adapt to ocean acidification.

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