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Privacy Policy

Who we are

The privacy and security of your personal information is extremely important to us. This privacy policy explains how and why we use your personal data, to make sure you stay informed and can be confident about giving us your information.

By using our website, social media pages or providing your information you consent to our collection and use of the information you provide in the way (s) set out in this policy.

We may make changes to this policy from time to time. If we do so, we will post the changes on this page and they will apply from the time we post them.

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If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How we use your data

Who we share your data with

We use three key definitions to describe people mentioned in this policy. These are definitions used by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights (

  • ‘Data subject’: this is you, one of our supporters. As the data subject, we respect your right to control your data.
  • ‘Data controller’: this is us, Blue Marine Foundation. With your permission, we determine why and how your personal data is used (as outlined in this policy).
  • ‘Data processor’: this is a person, or organisation, which processes your data on our behalf, with your permission. For example, CAF Donate who process donations via our website or the logistics company who organise our London to Monaco cycle and collects information such as medical history or date of birth.

When we work with other organisations or individuals that act as Data Processors, we will ensure that such arrangements comply with data protection legislation. The third parties we work with at no point ‘own’ your data, so you will never hear from them independently, and they will always delete your data from their systems when they have completed the task in hand. We will never sell your personal data.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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The team

Stephen Catlin
Chairman and CEO
Project Chair
Rachel Delhaise
Head of Sustainability
Steering Committee
Ashley Stockwell
Chief Marketing Officer
Steering Committee
Charles Clover
Co-founder and Executive Director
Steering Committee
Clare Brook
Chief Executive Officer
Steering Committee
George Duffield
Steering Committee
Gabriella Gilkes
Seascape Survey
Programme Manager
Jo Coumbe
Jo Coumbe
Communications Director
Communications and Outreach Lead
Gail Fordham
Seascape Survey
Grant Manager
Emma Nicol
Marketing and Communications Officer
Social Media
Anna Hughes
Education and Outreach Officer
Education Programme
Hannah Le Brocq
Development Manager
Education Programme
Professor Callum Roberts
Professor of Marine Conservation
Chief Scientist
Professor Dan Charman
Pro Vice Chancellor
Project Champion
Professor James Scourse
Professor of Physical Geography
Lead Researcher (WP1)
Chloe Severn
Seascape Survey
Project Manager
Irene Christophers
Seascape Survey
Dr Ceri Lewis
Associate Professor in Marine Biology
Lead Researcher (WP3)
Dr Adam Porter
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Researcher (WP3)
Dr Ruth Thurstan
Senior Lecturer in Marine Social-Ecological Systems
Lead Researcher (WP2)
Dr Jamie Shutler
Associate Professor of Earth Observation
Lead Researcher (WP3&4)
Dr Kristian Metcalfe
Lecturer in Marine Conservation Science
Researcher WP3
Professor Tim Lenton
Director, Global Systems Institute
Researcher WP2
Dr Paul Halloran
Associate Professor
Researcher WP2
Dr Tom Roland
Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography
Researcher (WP1)
Professor Rod Wilson
Professor of Integrative Animal Physiology
Researcher (WP1)
Dr Richard Tennent
Senior Research Fellow
University of Exeter
Dr Zoe Roseby
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Researcher (WP1)
Dr Ben Harris
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Researcher (WP3)
Dr Dan Ford
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Researcher (WP1)
Beatriz Arellano-Nava
PhD Student
University of Exeter
Dr Julie Hawkins
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Researcher (WP2)
Mara Fischer
PhD student
Researcher (WP3)
Tara Williams
PhD student
Researcher (WP3)
Annabel Kemp
Graduate Research Assistant
Researcher (WP2)
Professor Martin Solan
Professor of Marine Ecology
Researcher (WP3)
Professor Jasmine Godbold
Professor of Marine Ecology
Researcher (WP3)
Professor Carlos Duarte
Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division
Researcher (WP3)
Dr Sophie Ward
Research Fellow
Researcher (WP1)
Dr Sarah Bradley
Earth Scientist
Researcher (WP1)
Professor Jack Middleburg
Head of Geosciences and Earth Sciences
Researcher (WP1)
Professor Tim Smyth
Head of Science - Marine Biogeochemistry and Observations
Task Lead (WP2)
Professor Pennie Lindeque
Head of Science: Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
Researcher (WP2)
Dr Vassilis Kitidis
Marine biogeochemist
Researcher (WP2)
Professor James Fishwick
Head of Operations and Technology
Researcher (WP2)
Dr Karen Tait
Microbial Ecologist
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Dr Sarah Breimann
Analytical chemist
Researcher (WP2)

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