The Marine Social Science Network Plymouth (#MarSocSciPlym) was established in November 2019 by Dr Pamela Buchan of Exeter University and Nicola Bridge of the Ocean Conservation Trust. It was borne out of good conversations and a wish to have more with more people interested in the human-ocean relationship.

The group meets every couple of months in a Plymouth pub. So far this has been the Pub on the Hoe and Rockfish, but we are completely open to other venues that accommodate outdoor seating to be COVID safe, or other requirements for specific meetings. Face to face meetings are entirely informal with members encouraged to share news and views, bring discussion topics or items, and share information via the wider email network.  Through the winter of 21/22 we will hold some meetings online which will necessarily be more structured.

For further details or to be added to the mailing list contact Pamela at [email protected]




Next meeting

Tuesday 14th September, 5:30pm, Rockfish, the Barbican, Plymouth – a table is booked inside but assuming fine weather and space we will sit in the beer garden.

At this meeting we will have a discussion about local government and civic action with an aim of promoting ocean recovery. We will also be thinking about COP26 and how the ocean fits into wider climate change narratives. Come along for 5pm if you would like to share in viewing the Marine Social Science Network webinar that evening, which is with Nathan J. Bennett, an expert in blue justice.