Amy Pryor, Project Manager, presents to masters students from the World Maritime University (WMU) on how TEP works with its partners and stakeholders to help make the Thames the most sustainably managed estuary in the world.
WMU is a graduate university in Malmö, Sweden, and a capacity building hub for the UN. The majority of its students are from the tropical developing countries. Most are early-middle career diplomats with leading roles in their home countries where they advise decisions on maritime and/or ocean governance. The 15 students who visited TEP are from the Ocean Sustainability Governance and Management MSc program at WMU.
The presentation prompted a lively question and answers session, and the delegates were particularly interested in TEP’s work on marine plastic pollution.
Dr Mary Wisz, Associate Professor of Marine Science from WMU, led the students’ visit to London and said:” Many of the issues that affect the Thames ecosystem (e.g. climate change, pollution, a growing human population, many stakeholders) are also found in WMU graduate students’ home countries. It was inspiring for us all to learn about TEP’s many ongoing and innovative projects, and we found it valuable to share experiences and learn from each other. ”