Save Our Seas funded researcher, Lauren De Vos, was one of 8 speakers at last night’s popular Pecha Kucha event in Cape Town. Pecha Kucha Night takes place in 552 cities around the world, providing a platform for inspiration and for speakers who are passionate about what they do to engage with large audiences. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, Pecha Kucha has a unique format whereby presenters display 20 images for 20 seconds each.
Lauren De Vos talked about her research using Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS) in False Bay (http://saveourseas.com/projects/bruvs_false_bay), that provide the first comprehensive survey of fish and sharks across all habitats. Lauren used captivating images to show the audience what lies below the surface of the sea within False Bay, explaining how survey data will directly impact the future of affordable, sustainable underwater monitoring in South Africa.
Other speakers at the event included Marcela Guerrero Casas from Colombia talking about greening cities through Open Streets Cape Town, Tim Forssman who talked about his PhD research and findings on rock art and Douglas Scott who encouraged people to get involved with the Wikimedia SA Monuments project.