2022 Event Schedule

Sessions will be hosted by: Dr Helen Scales & Rory Crawford

YMB Summit Schedule

(November 26th 2022)

10:00 – 10:55 Session 1: An Introduction to the Hidden Ocean

10:55 – 11:10 – Break

11:10– 12:15 – Session 2: Exploring the Hidden Ocean 

12:15 – 12:30 – Break

12:30 – 13:35 Session 3: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

13:35 – 13:50 – Break

13:50 – 14:45 – Session 4: Sea Life Showdown

14:45 – 15:00 – Break

15:00 – 15:50 – Session 5: Living Together

15:50 – 16:00 – Final Words from the MBA Director and Session close

Session Details

Session 1: An Introduction to the Hidden Ocean

26th November. 10:00 -10:55 am UK time

Welcome by James Lea (Save Our Seas Foundation)

Introductory talks and conversation with: Dr Karen Lloyd and Dr Michael Cunliffe + a YMB members perspective.

Session 2: Exploring the Hidden Ocean

26th November. 11:10– 12:15pm UK time

Talks and Conversation introducing how and why we study the microscopic life and processes in the ocean.

With: David Johns, Yasmin Meeda, Mike Allen, Russel Arnott and Sally Warring.

Session 3: Out of Sight Out of Mind?

26th November. 12:30pm – 13:35 UK time

Talks and conversations about the wider effects the microscopic life and processes have in the ocean, from DNA in shark pooh to the microscopic algae that sustain huge coral reefs.

With: Jefrey J. Marlow, Judith Bakker, Cordelia Roberts, Fabiana Neves and Cher Chow


28th November. 13:50 – 14:45 UK time

It’s back! – Watch as 6 passionate marine scientists battle it out to try and convince you that their favourite microscopic marine organism is the ‘most awesome’.

Following introductions, contestants have 3 mins to present their favourite microscopic hero. Order of play will be decided at random and the winner will be decided BY YOU via live poll.

Session 5: Living Together

26th November. 15:00 – 16:00 UK time

The final session of the day will include talks and conversation with Dr Jeanette Davis and Dr Colleen Cavanagh and closing comments from MBA director Willie Wilson.


There will be 25 speakers from around the world, including leading scientists & communicators as well as some of our Young Marine Biologist Members.

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