In this Changing Planet Seminar Hugo Tagholm will talk about his career in ocean activism leading Oceana and Surfers Against Sewage campaigning on issues including water quality, plastic pollution, and Marine Protected Areas. Hugo will present campaigns which turn public action into policy change, using science, data, activism, new technology and the media.
A Changing Planet Seminar – Ocean Activism: Taking action for the beach front to the front benches of Parliament
Hugo is a surfer, campaigner, and environmentalist. He is the Executive Director and Vice President of global marine conservation NGO Oceana in the UK.
He previously led the NGO Surfers Against Sewage, campaigning from the beach front to the front benches of Parliament. Hugo founded the Global Wave Conference, Plastic Free Communities movement, the Million Mile Beach Clean & Safer Seas Service and has been instrumental in exposing water company sewage pollution and the plastic pollution crisis.
Hugo was awarded a Doctorate of Science by Exeter University for his services to the marine environment; Environmentalist of the Year 2021 by Save the Waves; featured in the ENDS Report 2023 Campaigning Power List, and has been shortlisted as Leader of the Year in the 2023 Purpose Awards.
Hugo is on the Board of Directors for the Save the Waves Coalition and writes for Oceanographic Magazine. He is a regular speaker and host at ocean and environmental events, and frequent commentator in the media featuring in the Guardian, the Times, Channel 4 News, Sky News, the BBC and many other channels over the years.
Please join Hugo in person at the Business School, South Kensington Campus (UG100 – LTUG) on Wednesday 7 February. The Changing Planet Seminar will also be screened at the Silwood Campus (SPPPB 2.4) and available via Zoom.
If you would like to attend this seminar, please register to the event.
February 7, 2024