Chasing Corals

Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute, the University of Sydney

 

 


16 October, 2017

In the last 30 years, we have lost 50% of the world's corals, and coral bleaching events are likely to become even more frequent and severe due to climate change. The documentary Chasing Corals highlights a dimension of the global threat of coral bleaching to the world's reefs that would otherwise be hidden underwater.

Featuring over 500 hours of underwater footage of reefs from over 30 countries, divers, underwater photographers and scientists reveal the majesty of our coral reef systems, and how they are being affected by coral bleaching.

Join us for a film screening, followed by a panel discussion.

Speakers:

  • Professor Ana Vila Concejo (Chair) Deputy Director, One Tree Island Research Station, the University of Sydney
  • Professor Maria Byrne, Director, One Tree Island Research Station, the University of Sydney
  • Associate Professor Jody Webster, School of Geosciences, Geocoastal Research Group, the University of Sydney
  • Professor Iain McCalman, Co-Director, Sydney Environment Institute, the University of Sydney
  • David Ritter, CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific