This week, PML scientists are presenting to the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee on Marine Science, focusing on marine issues of global relevance today.
The Committee addresses matters where science and politics meet, informing Members of both Houses of Parliament. As a major focus for scientific and technological issues, the Committee provides a liaison between Parliamentarians and scientific bodies, science-based industry and the academic world.
This particular meeting of the Committee, held during National Science and Engineering Week, will concentrate on marine science, including talks from some of PML's world-leading experts. Professor Manuel Barange, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Science at PML, will be speaking on a topic of particular relevance to the world's food security: “The Role of the Ocean in Securing Sustainable Food for 9 Billion People”. The Committee will also hear from PML's Dr Carol Turley on how global warming is causing a silent storm, increasing the acidity of our oceans at a record rate and threatening marine life from coral reefs to fish stocks: “Ocean Acidification: The Silent Storm".
The meeting will take place on 20 March at Westminster, London. You can view the full list of speakers here.