Oceans Futures is a new range of activities taking place during the Festival with our partner Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF). Lloyd’s Register Foundation is a global charity with a mission to engineer a safer world and we are working with them to raise awareness about their Safer Oceans campaign. This campaign is aimed at one of the world’s biggest safety challenges – keeping people safe at sea – and at generating a sense of global urgency for action from governments, regulators, industry, NGOs, investors and other stakeholders to make our oceans safer and more sustainable.
We have a series of four events programmed in the Festival including the film premiere of Searchlight with scientist Ruth Boumfrey, film producer Dan McDougall and senior RNLI representative, Jamie Chestnutt. We also explore the historical importance of the Plimsoll Line with Nicolette Jones, the wonders of seaweed with Vincent Doumeizel and how to rewild the sea with Charles Clover as well as performances of traditional Sea Shanties to create the ocean atmosphere.
We are also keen for children to get involved - we’d love to see what your imagination creates - can you imagine what it would be like to live on or under the sea? What would your home look like, would it have windows and what kind of door? Would you have a seabed garden or will you be floating on the surface…..? You can download the attachment and send your drawing to us by 12 June 2022 for your chance to win a stack of ocean themed books.
It's open to all ages up to 16 years in the categories:
3yrs – 7yrs
8yrs – 12yrs
13yrs – 16yrs
We hope that by working together with LRF, given the increasing demands we are placing on ocean space and the risk of working in ever more extreme environments, we can help to better protect people and the environment from harm.
Lloyd’s Register Foundation is a global charity with a mission to engineer a safer world. Our Safer Oceans campaign aims to raise awareness and understanding of one of the world’s biggest safety challenges – keeping people safe at sea. You can find out more about LRF by clicking here.