Award for NOC’s Into the Blue podcast

NOC's Will Dixon, one of Into the Blue's hosts and Head of Marketing Peter Ryde picking up the award in London

NOC’s Into the Blue podcast has been awarded the prestigious Babcock First Sea Lord’s Award for Best Use of Digital Media at the Maritime Media Awards 2022.

Since 1995, the Maritime Media Awards has honoured journalists, authors, filmmakers, digital creators and others whose work in the media has served to create a greater public understanding of maritime issues, and of the UK’s dependence upon the sea.

Celebrating the success Peter Ryde NOC’s Head of Marketing said: "We are over the moon that our hard work and innovation to make NOC’s Science and Technology accessible to be recognised by the industry. This success would not have been possible without the skills of our videographer Dan Bourne, the determination of our host Will Dixon, and all of our guests, who speak passionately about the ocean. I’m looking forward to launching season two of the podcast this summer."

The first of the Maritime Foundation’s own awards, the Babcock International First Sea Lord’s Award for Best Use of Digital Media was awarded to NOC for the ‘stimulating and engaging’ podcast. Launched in 2022, Into the Blue has just concluded its first season, and has already dived into range of hot ocean topics spanning from the depths of the Twilight Zone all the way through to satellite oceanography in space. Featuring a variety of scientists and experts from NOC and beyond, Into the Blue helps listeners to gain a deeper knowledge of the ocean, the issues it faces, and the current research that is furthering this understanding in a changing climate.

Coming soon

The second season of Into the Blue will launch on World Ocean Day (8 June), kicking off with Dr Helen Czerski, discussing her journey to write her brand-new book – ‘Blue Machine: How the Ocean Shapes our World’. We’ll then be boarding RRS Discovery to catch-up with Captain Antonio Gatti for a unique insight into the responsibilities and duties of being the captain of a Royal Research Ship.

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