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