Climate Conversations with Intan Suci Nurhati

National Geographic Explorer Intan Suci Nurhati’s talk in Climate Conversations series looks at her recent research work on monitoring plastic waste in the environment and the rising tide of pandemic-driven plastic waste. She will highlight issues of plastics being the dominant land-derived waste and how local actions matter in plastics management.

About Climate Conversations:

Climate Conversations brings together climate scientists and ecologists in a programme of talks that spotlights some of the most profound stories from the frontlines of conservation and climate innovation. Speakers include Cynthia Doumbia, Mandy Barker, Intan Suci Nurhati, Lian Pin Koh and Shawn Kaihekulani Yamauchi Lum.

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About the Exhibition

From the Arctic to the Antarctic, plastic waste is everywhere, negatively impacting our ecosystems and the environment. Learn about the global plastic pollution crisis through more than 70 profound and inspiring photographs by National Geographic. Do your part, choose planet over plastic.


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20 Oct, 5pm – 6pm

The Speaker

  • Intan Suci Nurhati (Senior Researcher at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences’ Research Centre for Oceanography and National Geographic Explorer)

    Intan Suci Nurhati is a paleoclimate scientist and paleoceanographer at the Research Center for Oceanography of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). She earned her B.A. from Wesleyan University and Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research unlocks changes in the tropical climate and oceans over the past centuries by studying the geochemical composition of reef-building corals. Nurhati has received multiple awards including UN IOC-WESTPAC Best Young Scientist Award (2014) and LIPI Young Scientist Award (2018). She is involved in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a lead author in the Sixth Assessment Report.

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