Season Two

At the UN Ocean Conference with Dr. Charlotte De Fontaubert │S2E8

Dr. Charlotte de Fontaubert is Global Lead for the Blue Economy at the World Bank, where she is responsible for guiding the Bank’s transition towards a Blue Economy approach, defined as the sustainable and integrated development of oceanic sectors in healthy oceans. She is also Program Manager for PROBLUE, a Multi-Donor Trust Fund launched in 2018, which aims to identify new ways to finance the transition to a blue economy. As a Senior Fisheries Specialist, she has co-authored some of the Bank’s seminal publications on fisheries and...


Science or Policy? No, We Need Both! With Dr. Andrea Grottoli │S2E9

Join us for a fantastic interview with Dr. Andrea Grottoli as she touches on many important topics, in particular the importance of ensuring that ocean science is turned into policy, and that the policy becomes action! 

Dr. Andrea Grottoli is a Distinguished Professor of Earth Sciences and the former President of the International Coral Reef Society She is also the co-author on the recently released paper "Rebuilding Coral Reefs: A Decadal Grand Challenge" calling for new commitments and actions by the world's policymakers to protect and restore coral reefs. The recommendations for policy action are to...


The James Bond Fighting Natural Disasters? Reef Insurance with Volcanologist Simon Young │S2E4 + E5

In this episode we talk with Simon Young, a volcanologist who went diving in the aftermath of a volcano and hurricane, and realized the need for quick remediation of damage following a natural disaster. He now works for WTW, a risk advisory company, and is helping to pilot a new type of coverage, parametric insurance. Parametric insurance provides immediate compensation for "non-traditional asset classes" - among those coral reefs - which...


Why Protecting Sharks = 

Protecting the Ocean

Dr. Iris Ziegler │S2E6 + E7

Dr. Iris is a natural scientist, and an expert on sustainable, ecosystem-compatible fisheries and ocean risk management. Dr. Iris is also a voting member of the IUCN, which decides which species need to be protected globally. She engages in international lobbying and cooperation with other NGOs and working groups at the EU and around the world, and is a huge advocate and voice in the highest policy levels...


The 50 Reefs Initiative │S2E2

Today we discuss the Ocean Agency, and their 50 Reefs Initiative. The Ocean Agency has been behind a variety of incredible projects, from the Chasing Coral documentary, to Google's underwater "streetview". Learn more today about their 50 REEFs Initiative, which used a combination of marine science, mathematical, and financial modeling...


Reef Technology │S2E3

In this episode we discuss Coral Reef Monitoring. From the first marine biologists tracking the health of the reef, all the way to new satellites being launched by NASA we hope you'll agree that there have been lots of incredible developments, and that we're in a better position than ever to know what's happening to the world's coral reefs...


Welcome to the first episode of Season Two! │S2E1

Thank you for joining us for the launch of Season Two of the REEF Roundup podcast! Today we reflect on our favorite ocean stories from 2021, the research and developments that gave us hope. As we all know, when we lose hope, we lose the strength to keep working on important but difficult topics. Therefore, as we launch 2022, we wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on some many ways that we are moving forward. 

You'll learn about progress being made on the 30 x 30 initiative, about incredible new techniques which utilize eDNA in the ocean, about new ocean species that were recently identified, and much more!

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Season One

Thank you for joining us for Season One of the REEF Roundup Podcast! We learned so much along the way and came away inspired by our incredible guests. We were honored to be joined by each one of them. 

We're hard at work to bring you a fantastic Season Two, which will be released in July, 2021. The format this time around will be a little bit different, as we will be focusing the entire season on one topic and integrating a variety elements to help you, our listeners, be more interactively involved in the production and direction of the show. More on that soon. Till then, please don't forget to subscribe so you won't ever miss an episode!

See you soon!

Margaux Hein

Lead Consultant of Marine Ecosystem Restoration (MER) Research and Consulting. 

Margaux research focuses on coral reef restoration and linking theory to practice to assist managers and practitioners in the design, implementation, and monitoring of their efforts...


Rabbi Ed Rosenthal

Founder and Director of Tikkun HaYam (Repair the Sea)

Rabbi Ed Rosenthal is the Founder and Director of Tikkun HaYam, Hebrew for “Repair the Sea”. It is the only Jewish environmental organization that focuses solely on the marine environment... 


Mariana Mata Lara

Marine & Coastal Project Manager at Geonardo, Ocean Photographer, Management Team at Surfrider Porto Chapter 

Mariana has been doing research and designing and implementing ocean conservation projects around the world...


Bob Sevenster

Founder and Creator of Coral Aid, Mineral Accretion Technology

Bob was the manager at a tech company when he began developing a love for the ocean and wondering how he could do more to create positive change. That is when he discovered mineral accretion...


Community Outreach for WSORC in Utila, Honduras

Andrea is a Honduran marine biologist and SCUBA instructor currently working as the Community Outreach Coordinator...


Founder and Executive Director of Utila Coral Foundation

Daniela is from Honduras, she has had a love for the ocean her entire life. Some of her fondest memories are...