Ocean Partnerships Speed Networking “Women in Ocean Science”
December 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join the Ocean Partnerships Network for another free online speed networking event over lunchtime! After a 10 minute introduction to this month’s theme, the speed networking begins and you will be paired up with another person for 7 minutes at a time over the course of the hour. A fantastic way to meet people outside your usual network!
Our aim is to connect people and foster collaborations. Ocean Partnerships recognises the need for practitioners from different disciplines to interact, exchange experiences and ideas. Based on key marine related themes, our events are designed to provide opportunities for people from the sciences, arts, policy, private and public sectors to discuss topics of interest, network and just have fun!
This month’s theme: “Women in Ocean Science”
Speaker: Lindsay Grant, Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)
“I recently started working as a Marine Support Officer within the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Team at the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) after completing the Marine Ecosystem Management masters at the university of St Andrews. I work on projects relating to offshore MPA’s within the UK and internationally through the Ocean Country Partnership Programme (OCPP).
Something that became apparent to me on the master’s programme within St Andrews is that I had many questions about what it is to be female within the field of marine science and what that meant for my future. There are many amazing women within the field at St Andrews, so it was hard to know exactly who to talk to! I also felt that many people may benefit from the answers I may find. With the help of Dr Carol Sparling, Director of the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), I put together the Women in Ocean Sciences in St Andrews (WOSiStA) panel event where 5 incredible women from academia and industry shared their experiences and advice.”
Join us for this fun Speed Networking event!
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