Join Denise Adaoyibo Okpala for an overview of the marine environment of the West African region. This will include an introduction to coastal communities, geographic features and the associated marine resources. Denise will share with you some of the marine environmental challenges associated with her work including socio-economic implications, legal frameworks, and financing mechanisms. Denise will also go through how herself and her colleagues were able to create frameworks and policies specifically for sustainability finance in marine environmental projects in West African countries. 

Denise has over 15 years working in the field of marine science with a speciality in environmental protection. Members of the Marine Biological Association can find out more about Denise through our Professional Member Directory here

  • Talk Length: 20-30 minutes
  • Q&A session post talk

Marine Biology Live

"Marine Biology Live" is a series of free, monthly, online talks organised by the Marine Biological Association.

Talks take place via Zoom and will cover a range of current marine biology topics by MBA Members, researchers and invited guests. Talks by our guests will be followed by a short Q&A session.

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If you are interested in being considered as a Speaker and sharing your work, please fill in the form here - or contact us at  

We are looking to be as flexible and accommodating as possible, so if you are interested but are unsure of your availability - please still apply!