Challenger Conversations – Ocean exploration past, present and future

The free conversational webinar series starts with the legacy of the HMS Challenger expedition on its 150th anniversary and develops a diverse global community of citizen scientists who understand the influence of the ocean on our lives and our influence on the ocean.

Beginning this Thursday 14th September, ocean scientists and science historians will feature in virtual roundtable discussions of the iconic voyage – its founding discoveries and achievements, as well as its controversial place in the history of British imperialism. Most of all, we will focus attention on Challenger’s relevance to marine science and conservation today, at a time of unprecedented crisis for the ocean.

For more information on the full programme of events, and to register for the first event this Thursday on Zoom, please visit

This free online series sponsored by the Scottish Association of Marine Science, the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the College of Exploration.