Boyan Slat: The Ocean Cleanup Founder

Podcast Episode #55

Boyan is the Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, using advanced technologies and the ocean’s currents to rid the oceans of plastic. Five years since his TEDx talk went viral, Boyan and his team are now preparing to launch their first full floating system in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in Spring of 2018. Hear this young entrepreneur’s thoughts on research, fundraising, criticisms, global plastic pollution solutions, and his ultimate goals for The Ocean Cleanup.

To learn more, visit The Ocean Cleanup website, follow them @theoceancleanup on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and watch their videos on YouTube.

Megan Cook: Nautilus Live and Ocean Exploration Trust Science Communicator

Podcast Episode #43

Megan is the Community STEM Program Coordinator at Ocean Exploration Trust. This fish-loving, science communication extrovert provides ocean exploration education to people around the globe via Nautilus Live. Hear about Megan’s journey becoming an ocean science communicator from growing up in Idaho and the incredible diversity of experiences she had as the 2012 Our World Underwater Rolex Scholarship recipient.

Follow Megan on Facebook and Twitter, follow Nautilus Live on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and visit and visit to learn more.

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Charlotte Vick: Mission Blue Director of Engagement

Podcast Episode #39

Charlotte is the Director of Engagement at Mission Blue, working with partners worldwide to facilitate, support, and fund ocean education, science, and policy efforts. In other words, she’s all ocean, all the time! Hear from this top notch ocean advocate about her work with Google Earth’s Ocean Layer, Hope Spots, Fisheries Science, Conservation Marketing, and Policy.

Follow Charlotte on Twitter and Facebook and follow Mission Blue on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Visit to learn more.

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Tom Fitz: Emmy award-winning underwater cameraman

Podcast Episode #38

Tom is an Emmy award-winning cameraman, above and below the ocean’s surface, dividing his time between freelancing for the BBC’s Natural History Unit and overseeing his educational non-profit Schoolyard Films that provides free environmental education films to K-12 classrooms worldwide. Hear career highlights from beauty in the Arctic to fear in Patagonia to a constant respect while filming the animals that call the underwater world home across the globe.

Follow @schoolyardfilms on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and visit to access all available teaching resources. Visit Tom’s professional website at

Andrew Stern: Founder of Smartfin

Podcast Episode #19

Andrew is a retired neurologist focused on raising awareness about environmental issues including ocean health. Smartfin is a surfboard fin that collects ocean data while you surf, turning surfers into citizen scientists. Hear how Smartfin plans to grow the global community of ocean stewards with their incredible technology product.

Follow @TheSmartfin on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Visit their website to learn more about how you can get involved.