Carve Magazine Interview

Interview by Steve England, Editor, Carve Magazine. This is an edited version, full article published in Carve Magazine, Issue 186 Apr 5, 2018 When did you first notice beach debris? Probably around 1987, but it was in 1989 when I focused my attention very specifically towards plastic in the sea and washed up on the beach was whilst I was an art student in Cardiff. At that time I’d learned to surf, my nearest break was at Porthcawl, I often remember bobbing up and down in the sea, sitting astride on a blue Tris Twin fin 5’ 8”, looking out …

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 …