Studying seals from space

Studying seals from space

Studying seals from space
Monday 21 September 2020, 6.00pm to 7.00pm BST
Past event
Past event
Monday 21 September 2020, 6.00pm to 7.00pm BST
  • Satellite images of seals on ice floes
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Science and technology

In this talk, Prem will discuss his work as leader of the "Seals from Space: the study of Antarctic pack-ice seals by remote sensing" priority project with the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Prem will also explore how he uses his research as a platform to increase opportunities for underrepresented groups, such as Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) and working-class persons, to enter non-typical fields (e.g. polar and conservation science) at leading institutes.

Speakers

Prem Gill

Fitzwilliam 2018
Prem Gill

Prem is a PhD candidate leading the "Seals from Space" project with the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), British Antarctic Survey (BAS) & World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Outside of this, Prem is interested in increasing opportunities for underrepresented/disadvantaged groups to enter non-typical fields at leading institutes.

As the founder of Polar Impart and BAS Diversity Champion, he has used his research to spearhead multiple projects to attract and retain talent from non-traditional backgrounds within polar and conservation science. This work spans a range of audiences, from hosting citizen science events to creating art installations using Antarctic seal sounds to produce Grime music.

Booking information

Booking for this event is now closed.

Contact

Events Team
Email: 
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Tel: 
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