The BBC and the ABC come to town

19 November, 2013

Julian Siddle (left) and Joel Werner at Dragonfly - credit:

Julian Siddle from the BBC Radio Science Unit and Joel Werner from the ABC visited Dragonfly last week, to record interviews as part of a radio series on the marine environment.

The four 25-minute programmes feature positive stories about people who are solving problems using science and data-driven approaches.

“They talked to Yvan, Finlay and I about the work we’ve been doing with birds – the warp strike mitigation and risk assessment projects – and with Philipp and I about our work with the paua industry,” says Edward.

“It was great. They were obviously very sharp but had an unstructured conversational approach. After they’d chatted to us, we gave them the names of other people to track down. The following day they went out paua diving in the Sounds, and then they were heading off to Kiribati.”

The contact with the broadcasters was made via Philipp during his post-doc in the US and more latterly at the Biodiversity Resilience Symposium in September.

Links to the podcasts will be posted after the programmes have aired.