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Promoted Event: Sustainably Engineering Together Our Oceans

May 24, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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What we have in our oceans now and how it got there is something we all need to be aware of.

This event will outline the problem and some action based solutions. We can consider what we do from here in our workplaces as Engineering / Science professionals and as members of the public in our everyday. All welcome.


The venue has kindly been supplied by the Materials Processing Institute. This venue has plenty of free parking. We are in the Fitzgerald Room. Full address: Eston Road, Middlesbrough, TS6 6US


We look forward to seeing you in person on 24th May – please come early for a prompt 6pm start. Refreshments available from 5:30.


Tickets are free and sales end at 6pm 23rd May. Due to limited numbers if you are not able to attend please cancel your booking should your circumstances change.


Richard Hixson, Consultant in Critical Care Medicine and co-founder of Healthcare Ocean

Dr Richard Hixson FRCA FFICM is a Consultant in Critical Care Medicine, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Exeter; NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur; Waste and Pollution Lead for the Intensive Care Society Sustainability Working Group; member of NHS England’s Sustainable Procurement Forum, the UK Ocean Decade Committee and the Minderoo–Monaco Commission on Plastics and Human Health.

Richard co-founded Healthcare Ocean as his main interest is Global Goal 14, Life Below Water and how anthropogenic activities including healthcare procurement, container shipping and molecular pollution adversely affected the marine environment. His goal is to ensure oceans, coasts and inland waterways are never forgotten in NHS net zero planning as without healthy oceans, it is impossible to tackle the climate crisis successfully.


Judy Power, Project Manager, Tees Rivers Trust

Tees Rivers Trust has been working to improve water quality and habitat along the river Tees since 2009. More recently the Trust has established a mariculture facility in Hartlepool to house a terrestrial seagrass nursery. The Trust will reintroduce seagrass to the estuary with a long term ambition of providing a natural way of sequestering carbon. Alongside the seagrass work, the Trust has also recently installed cages at Hartlepool marina for native oysters and is looking to undertake seabed restoration work in the estuary as a nature based solution to improve water quality.

Judy will give a short presentation on the benefits of natural solutions and the work of Tees Rivers Trust in the estuary.


The event will be hosted by the Founding Chair of Engineering Together, Paula McMahon.


Engineering Together


Materials Processing Institute Eston Road Middlesbrough TS6 6US