Catch Our Drift is a new fortnightly podcast for people who love the sea, brought to you by Nekton working in partnership with OneOcean Flotilla. 

Co-hosted by marine biologist Dr Helen Scales and submersible pilot and Nekton Mission Director Oliver Steeds, it uses storytelling to promote ocean conservation.  It’s entertaining and inspiring  and appealing to a wide range of listeners with all that is exciting, uplifting, dramatic and concerning in the ocean. It provides news and views to engage and inform an audience of ocean experts and novices during 2021, the Ocean Super Year.

Dr Helen Scales is a marine biologist and bestselling author. Her studies of the ocean have taken her to many places including the mangroves of Madagascar and remote coral reefs of Borneo, to West African oyster forests and the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Her books include the Spirals in Time, the children’s book The Great Barrier Reef, and her exploration of the deep, The Brilliant Abyss. She teaches at Cambridge University and is scientific advisor to the charity Sea Changers. When not travelling further afield, she spends much of her time on the Atlantic coast of France, where she’s a year-round, cold-water surfer.

Oliver is an explorer, journalist and founder, Chief Executive and Mission Director of Nekton – a charitable research institute with a mission to explore and protect the ocean.

By his own admission, he’s a rather average submersible pilot and depending on who you are ask is either ‘part Captain Nemo, part Steve Zissou’ (Telegraph), a ‘leading ocean explorer’ (Economist), or ‘Part Indiana Jones, part Jason Bourne, part Woodward and Bernstein’(ABC).

About Catch Our Drift

Ocean Solutions

Global ocean leaders and experts share the most inspiring solutions to improve the health, resilience and prosperity of the ocean. What can we do to make a difference?

Deeply Unusual

From the inspiring to the mildly disturbing –  revealing extraordinary and little known facts and stories about the ocean

Ocean Heroes

Hear personal stories of adventure, hope and adversity: what has motivated these individuals in their ocean pursuits?

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