In this weeks episode, we speak with Komal Narayan, the Pacific Island Representative for the Sustainable Ocean Alliance. Komal was integral to the founding of the SOA Pacific Hub based in Fiji, and with the help of an SOA grant, she organised the Youth Ocean Leadership Conference. The two-day conference centred around 4 areas of ocean health - coral restoration and conservation, plastics in the ocean, activism through art and seabed mining. Diving briefly into each of these issues, we have a lovely discussion with Komal that reminds each of us how connected we are to our environment.
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In this final episode of season three, we speak with Shuhei Tashiro, co-founder of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance Japan Hub, and Kokoro Watanabe, an integral member of the Hub with the title of Investigator. Shuhei is a masters student studying Anthropology at Heidelberg University in Germany, whilst Kokoro is a Biotechnology in Japan with a strong interest in marine biology, but they both have a deep passion for all things ocean! Together we talk about their journey in founding and working for the SOA Japan Hub, and reflect on the joys and challenges of spreading ocean awareness. Closing off the season in a meaningful way, Shuhei and Kokoro remind us of the love for our environment that we all experience in our own way.
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