Join us on Thurs 8th June for 50th episode of Uplink when Earth and our oceans will take centre-stage. We’ll be discussing the current situation and why it must be addressed without delay with the help of ocean scientist Hayley Evers-King and Joe Duplantier of Gojira. We’ll be live at 8pm BST / 9pm CEST / 3pm EDT. Set yourself a reminder here.


Joe Duplantier is the two-time Grammy-nominated founding frontman of Gojira, a heavy metal band who’ve had a long-standing allegiance with climate action group Sea Shepherd and whose latest album, Fortitude, spearheaded a fundraising campaign to protect threatened areas of the Amazon, using first-single Amazonia to do the talking as well as launching a fundraiser which quadrupled its initial goal of $75,000 in just four weeks time.


Regular Uplink viewers will remember Hayley Evers King from Uplink Episode 5 where she joined us along with ESA’s Head of Earth and Mission Science, Mark Drinkwater for an Earth Day Uplink special, as well as Episode 20 where we were joined by Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari. Ocean scientist Hayley works as a Marine Applications Expert at The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) in Germany’s Darmstadt. Made up of 30 member states (but independent from the EU), EUMETSAT uses meteorological satellites to monitor and detect climate change. They also use satellite weather forecasting to predict potential weather extremes. Hayley works with the Copernicus Sentinels, in particular Sentinel-3, which measures sea surface temperature and colour to support ocean forecasting systems, which inform and support environmental and climate monitoring. Her specialist area of expertise is ocean colour, in the context of climate and ocean health – such as ocean acidification – in relation to the carbon cycle. As we know, Earth is a blue planet: 70% of its surface is covered by oceans – so the well-being of our seas is of crucial importance to climate change.


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