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World Oceans Day Webinar

Join Plastic Oceans Australasia this World Oceans Day to learn about what is impacting our oceans and what we can do to protect them.

Want to learn more about what's impacting the ocean? Join Plastic Oceans Australasia this World Oceans Day as they speak to three special guests working in different ways to educate people on the impacts to the oceans surrounding Australia and abroad.

Ricki Herburgh will host this special event which will include a Q&A session for the audience to ask our guests questions. If you can't make it, please email your question to and we'll ask it during the webinar.

Watch the recording below:

Guest Speakers

Adam Costello, Owner of Inland Sea, UK

Adam is a keen surfer and passionate about the outdoors. Inland Sea was initially set up to raise awareness about the impact plastic in the sea. The business prides itself on protecting the planet and promoting positive climate action, and it will invest profits from the business back into seaweed farms around the UK to help them become more established. Inland Sea will also reduce carbon emissions through sustainable distribution and clothing will be made at environmentally friendly factories. Read more in the Kickstarter Campaign.

David Booth, Professor of Marine Ecology at University of Technology Sydney

David Booth is Professor of Marine Ecology at University of Technology Sydney, and was previously the President of the Australian Coral Reef Society. He has published over 160 papers in reef-fish ecology, climate change and other anthropogenic impacts on fishes and fisheries, in the Caribbean, Hawaii, Great Barrier Reef, NSW coast, and studies how tropical fish travel down the East Australian Current past Sydney. David is a strong advocate of sustainable fisheries and marine parks and is a core member of the Ocean Science Council of Australia and the IUCN SSC Seahorse, Pipefish and Seadragon Specialist Group.

Nicola Tsiolis, World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council Member and co-host of The Greenstyle Podcast

Nicola is a member of the World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council. Currently studing a Bachelor of Marine Science at Deakin University, the 19-year-old is driven to learn more about the impact of plastic and work with like-minded young people to protect it. As an Ocean Youth Ambassador (Sea Life Trust) 2019 alumni, Nicola has founded Sea Change Network. Nicola also co-hosts a sustainable, ethical fashion podcast called 'The Greenstyle Podcast' that showcases the businesses in Australia and New Zealand that are pathing the way of the future of fashion and using fashion as a force for good.


Ricki Hersburgh, Executive Director of Plastic Oceans Australasia

A seasoned environmental sustainability professional, Ricki has held several senior management positions in Australia and internationally. Her passion and dedication to the plastics challenge have driven her and the team to develop cutting-edge behaviour change programs for schools, businesses, government, and community groups based on scientific research.

Plastic Oceans Australasia delivers comprehensive marine education programs to schools around the region. As all our webinars are free, you're welcome to make a donation to support the development of new resources on the impact of marine plastic which effects the health and wellbeing of all animals. To make a tax-deductible donation, go to

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