The Marine Diaries was formed in 2018 out of a love for the ocean and a desire to do something to protect it. We recognised that in order to get people to care about the ocean, we must first educate people on the wonders that it holds, and communicate marine science in a way that is easy for everyone to understand.
As scientists and millennials, we believe now is the time to capitalise on the use of digital media for communication. Through articles, interviews, and visual media we inspire a youthful audience to become a voice for our ocean.
In 2019 we ran our first digital awareness campaign focussed on plastic pollution and the impact of this on our ocean. Content covered four main topics: clothing, food & drink, beauty & healthcare, and 'biodegradable' plastics. Over the course of one month, we shared articles, social media content, videos, and educational info-graphics. The campaign brought together over 35 organisations, researchers, and influencers in a collaborative effort to share the science of plastic pollution, and efforts to solve this problem.
Over the past 2 and a half years, the voluntary team has expanded exponentially, first taking on an editorial team and more recently expanding the marketing team.