Emily Penn
Emily Penn Co-Founder and Mission Director eXXpedition London, United Kingdom


Emily is a skipper, ocean advocate and artist dedicated to studying environmental challenges in the most remote parts of our planet.


Save to calendar 17-11-2022 13:15 17-11-2022 13:30 Europe/Madrid Navigating Our Way Towards A Plastic-Free Ocean

Emily Penn, skipper and ocean advocate, will share her adventures of a decade at sea. From rounding the globe on a record-breaking bio-fuelled boat to discovering oceanic "gyres" – huge areas of plastic accumulation. Emily co-founded eXXpedition on a mission to help people understand the true problem of ocean plastic pollution, so they can use their skills to solve it from sea to source.


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Save to calendar 17-11-2022 13:30 17-11-2022 14:00 Europe/Madrid How Can Society Get Involved with the Ocean and its Sustainability?

Cities around the world are already urging the necessity of tackling the effects of the climate emergency. Coastal areas are even more vulnerable as their damages are evident: rising sea levels and temperature, acidification, plastic pollution, etc. What are the most urgent challenges we are facing? How can coastal cities become resilient? What will it take? What is the role citizens play? This session aims to answer these and more questions by combining ecology, scientific understanding and awareness efforts to make society become part of the solution through education and engagement.


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