SOPHIE Webinar: How is our health linked to the ocean?

08 June 2020

8 June 2020
Online webinar 14:00 – 15:00 CEST

This webinar is organised by the SOPHIE project. More information about the project is available at


Join us on World Oceans Day to find out how human health is linked to the ocean, and how the ocean depends on us.

This free webinar is exploring the field of Oceans and Human Health, with experts from across Europe providing background on why this exciting discipline is important for all of us.

We will also share our personal experiences of this emerging field and give you an opportunity to ask questions.

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Speakers include:

  • Tonino Picula, Croatian MEP and President of the SEArica European Parliamentary Intergroup
  • Lora E. Fleming, University of Exeter and SOPHIE Project coordinator
  • Timothy Bouley, CEO of ocean biotechnology company BioFeyn
  • Frank Sullivan, Medical Director for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Galway Clinic
  • Ana de Lara, Eco-tourism operator at Maremasma
  • Easkey Britton, Marine social scientist at NUI Galway and surfer
  • Sheila Heymans, Executive Director at European Marine Board

This event is being coordinated by the SOPHIE project, the SEARICA European Parliamentary Intergroup (, the European Marine Board (, and the BlueHealth project (


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