TV broadcaster, explorer and marine biologist, Monty Halls, will be the keynote speaker at Falmouth Marine School’s annual research day next week.
Halls is a former Royal Marines officer who worked for Nelson Mandela on the peace process in South Africa.
Having achieved a First Class Honours degree in marine biology from Plymouth University, he spent the next decade circumnavigating the globe four times on various projects.
At the research day, Halls will share his inspirational life experiences, passion for exploration and the challenges and opportunities to be found through working in the marine environment.
Also at the event, which takes place at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth on June 12, degree students will showcase their final year projects.
Marine Sports Science and Marine Science degree students have been working with businesses in the sector on live projects as part of the Falmouth Marine Enterprise (FaME) initiative, and will present their work at the event.
Head of Falmouth Marine School, David Stedman, commented: “This partnership programme was developed as a result of the industry’s need for concrete evidence about issues and solutions that affect it and the students’ need to be ready for the workplace from the offset.
“Matching these two factors created FaME, where practical industry projects are linked directly to student research, and forms the foundations of our degree courses.”
For businesses wishing to attend, contact Falmouth Marine School on 01326 310310.