PlyMSEF Annual Spring Public Lecture 2016
  • National Marine Aquarium, Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF

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The 2016 Plymouth Marine Science & Education Foundation (PlymSEF) Spring Public Lecture will be given by Dr Carol Turley OBE, Senior Scientist at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory. It will be introduced by Stephen de Mora, Chief Executive of Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Chair of PlyMSEF 2016.

Dr Carol Turley’s research has been centred on the ocean’s biogeochemical cycles. 

Carol’s interest in ocean acidification resulted in her leading the UK government (Defra) review on impact of pH change on the marine environment. Carol was an author on the OSPAR report on the topic, a member of The Royal Society Working Group on ocean acidification and was a lead author on the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th Assessment Report on Climate Change. She is the Knowledge Exchange Coordinator for the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme funded by NERC, Defra and DECC. 

Since 2009 Carol has presented at side events at the annual UN Conferences on Climate Change and at the Earth Summit, Rio+20 in 2012. Carol briefs a range of global stakeholders including the UK government departments and UK government chief scientists, on ocean acidification and has presented in the Houses of Parliament and European Parliament. 

Carol received an OBE for Services to Science in the 2011 New Year’s Honours List.

A Q&A session will follow the lecture and Gary Smerdon, Chief Executive, DDRC Healthcare will conclude the evening. 

The lecture starts at 19:30.  

All are welcome to this free event but registration is essential via the above link.

The Plymouth Marine Science & Education Foundation (PlyMSEF) is a charitable body established to advance education in marine science and related subjects. Its work is overseen by trustees from marine organisations across Plymouth, including Professor Martin Attrill, Director of Plymouth University’s Marine institute.

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