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Sea-ing the Future: How the oceans can help us combat climate change

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  • Australian National Maritime Museum
    2 Murray Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Join curator Emily Jateff in conversation with Professor Chris Turney, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Research at UTS, as they discuss everything from deep time to current and future ecological impacts of climate change. Learn about scientific breakthroughs and the prospect of a zero-carbon economy for Australia. 

Tickets include a drink on arrival and access to the Maritime Museum's newest exhibitions, Shaped by the Sea and Wildlife Photographer of the Year.


Chris Turney is an award-winning, British-Australian Earth scientist, entrepreneur and optimist. Chris is the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research at the University of Technology, Sydney and works with an amazing team to find solutions to environmental, social, and economic challenges facing the world today.

Chris is passionate about the decarbonization of the global economy to reach a net-zero economy. He was a Founding Director, Inventor and now Scientific Advisor to the New Zealand-based clean tech company, CarbonScape. CarbonScape have developed technology to covert plant material into locally-produced, sustainable, net zero, bioengineered graphite for lithium-ion batteries.

Communicating scientific thinking is at the core of what Chris does. He has published over 230 research papers and four books. Chris and his team at Intrepid Science travel the globe and report on science discoveries when they happen, where they happen.

Emily Jateff is the inaugural Curator of Ocean Science and Technology at the Australian National Maritime Museum. She leads the museum’s 10-year program in support of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, 2021-2030. Her role includes exhibitions, programs, partnerships and collections acquisition. Emily has worked in museums for over a decade. Before this, she was a university lecturer and archaeologist.

Image by David Troeger.