GYRE: Report

GYRE: The Plastic Ocean Art and Science Expedition | June 2013 Report by Andy Hughes 04.02.16 This report focuses on presenting basic information about the expedition, touring exhibition, book, film and symposia. Supporting information includes data about audiences reached and examples of how the project has impacted upon various organisations and arts groups. Finally there is an edited list of information for further research. History, background and development In 1997, Captain Charles Moore was sailing across the Pacific Ocean, when he and his crew caught sight of plastic waste floating on the sea surface.[i] The significance of spotting this debris, …

Coral Communities

Coral Communities: Building Socio-Ecological Resilience to Coral Reef Degradation in the Islands of the Western Indian Ocean. Improving the resilience of communities and coral reefs to changes anticipated as a result of climate change is an issue of huge¬†global importance. Hundreds of millions of people rely on coral reefs to provide essential services such as food and coastal protection. These ecosystems also contribute significantly to national economies through sectors such as tourism. LEARN MORE HERE<<< This interdisciplinary project aims to draw together a network of UK-Western Indian Ocean (WIO)¬†collaborators to address evidence gaps and support the development of resilience strategies …

TRT World Roundtable

Plastic – it’s designed to last – yet we treat it as disposable and somehow, millions of tonnes of it are ending up in the ocean. What can we do to stop it? The UN is calling it a planetary crisis and predicts there’ll be as much plastic in the sea as fish in 25 years. Plastic is almost impossible to avoid. Are alternative materials the answer – or even possible on a global scale? At the Roundtable was Emily Penn, a sailor and environmentalist; Risa Morimoto, a specialist in Economics at SOAS, University of London; Artist Andy Hughes; and …