The Bertarelli Programme in Marine Science 2018 Symposium

The Bertarelli Foundation and the Zoological Society of London invite you to attend the Bertarelli Programme in Marine Science 2018 Symposium

Date: Tuesday 11 September 2018
Time: 08:30 – 17:30
Location: Royal Geographical Society, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AR

Join our symposium to hear researchers and academics from the Bertarelli Programme in Marine Science describe recent advances in the science of the open ocean, coral reefs and terrestrial ecosystems in the British Indian Ocean Territory. The symposium will have a focus on exploring how science can be used to improve the management of Marine Protected Areas and will explore the ‘large no-take MPA’ paradigm.


Plenary presentation by: 

  • Ian Urbina, The New York Times
  • Peter Thomson, The United Nations

The Expanse of Open Ocean

  • Prof Barbara Block, Stanford University
  • Prof Jessica Meeuwig, University of Western Australia
  • Dr David Jacoby, Zoological Society of London
  • Dr Phil Hosegood, University of Plymouth

From Coral Reefs to Islands

  • Prof John Turner, Bangor University
  • Dr Catherine Head, University of Oxford
  • Prof Nick Graham, Lancaster University
  • Hannah Wood, Zoological Society of London
  • Dr Nicole Esteban, Swansea University

Delivering Great Management from Great Science

  • Dr David Curnick, Zoological Society of London
  • Dr Francesco Ferretti, Stanford University


Find out more about the symposium and register your attendance here


  • This symposium will take place at The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR (entrance on Exhibition Road)
  • Nearest underground station: South Kensington or Knightsbridge
  • Nearest bus stop: Numbers 9, 10, 52, 452


For further information, please visit the registration website above or contact Emma Levy, Project Administrator by emailing 

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