Enjoy a relaxed evening of informative talks on Tuesday 7th June from 6:30pm, as our speakers take you on a journey of discovery of the magnificent Yorkshire coast.
We are delighted to present our three local champions:
Andy Doyle, Coastguard Search & Rescue
Helicopter Search & Rescue
With years of experience as a pilot in the Royal Air Force, search and rescue specialist Andy will share what it takes to operate the 999 helicopter SAR service to HM Coastguard. From the technical specialism of flying a rescue-configured Sikorsky S-92A to training and rescue operations, Andy will share the work of this vital, life-saving service, Bristow’s pilots, winch paramedics, winch operators, engineers and support staff based at Humberside Airport.
Dr James Wood, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Bringing Oysters and Sea grass back to the Humber
Once so many oysters inhabited the mouth of the Humber, you could walk from one side to the other stepping entirely on oyster shells! No longer the case, the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust alongside the University of Hull have formed the Humber Aquaculture Partnership, a two-year project funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, located at Spurn Point with the aim of re-introducing a number of species including native oysters whilst also regenerating the hugely important sea grass habitats. James is the North Sea Fisheries and Research Manager for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and will detail the changing habitat at Spurn and the amazing oyster ecosystem engineers that work to keep our seas healthy!
Wave Crookes, SeaGrown
The UK’s First large-scale Offshore Seaweed Farm
As founder and director at the UK’s first offshore seaweed farm off the Yorkshire Coast in Scarborough, SeaGrown is forging the way in developing an exciting new marine industry. Pioneering the idea of growing sustainable, carbon-rich seaweed in the cold waters of the North Sea giving the opportunity to help the oceans recover and mitigate the climate crisis.
Recently featured on the Hairy Bikers and the One Show, discover how the seaweed grown has potential for many uses such as biodegradable plastics, bio-chemicals, natural food additives, textiles, fertiliser’s and nutritious food sources for an ever growing population. Wave’s career has spanned many marine sectors including Navy Diver, RNLI and research ships for the British Antarctic Survey.
Tickets are just £5, the bar will be open and serving a range of draft beers, wines, soft/hot drinks and delicious sandwiches, donuts and in house bakes.
Visit The Deep, Hull’s award-winning aquarium and be taken on a journey through prehistoric seas, past tropical lagoons, into the vast open oceans, down to the darkest depths, through the chilly Kingdom of ice and into the future. The Deep is home to spectacular animals including sharks and stingrays, the UK’s only pair of Green sawfish, hundreds of tropical reef fish, Loggerhead sea turtles a colony of Gentoo penguins, and much more to keep all ages entertained. Take a walk through the viewing tunnel and ride in the glass lift through the 10 metre Endless Ocean tank. Little nippers can enjoy the interactive magic floor, fossil brushing station and designing their own sea creature at Digi:Sea. The Deep offers FREE return visits for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass. Full terms and conditions can be found on The Deep’s website. Please note that all tickets must be pre booked online (including Day Plus Pass holders). Access at The Deep The Deep is fully accessible and offers a wide range of access aids to assist visitors with additional needs. These include audio and Braille guides, large print leaflets, foreign language leaflets, social stories, mobility aids and a Changing Places facility. Please visit the website for more details.
Accessible Information Points