Founder and Chairman
Having begun a career as a semi-professional diver, Terence joined the film industry becoming a Special Effects Cameraman and has now been a Director of Photography, while also specialising in underwater filming,for the past forty-five years.
As well as recent shooting credits such as ‘Star Wars – The Last Jedi’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed’ he has also amassed over a thousand hours of underwater work including filming oil pipelines from diving bells and submarines, shooting underwater sequences for TV dramas and commercials, several documentary series around the world and underwater sequences for movies such as ‘Unknown’ starring Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger.
Having witnessed the steady degradation of our oceans over the past fifty years, Terence felt compelled to act in some way to help prevent disaster. Consequently over the past six years he has established Blue Ocean.Watch.
Terence is a Fellow International of The Explorers Club, a Member of the Royal Photographic Society and received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Yach International Music Video Awards in Poland. He is a sailor, holds a Private Pilot License and has flown extensively in Europe, Africa and America.
Head of BOW Swiss committee
Engineer, Firefighter and Politician, Oskar is part of the 2019 National Council elections for the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland and for the FDP party St. Gallen.
Oskar is a dynamic change maker who believes in informing all generations about the impact of the human race on our planet and what each of us can do to reverse the tide.
“Only if we combine ecology with economy and technology, can we be ecologically sustainable.”
Cristina Rocha Antunes
Head of Production
Educational Programming and Communications Director
Raised in Europe, Alexander moved permanently to New York City at an early age to pursue a college education, eventually landing at Harvard. He served as staff in the U.S. Senate office of Sen. Ted Kennedy, specializing in foreign relations. In addition to his professorial duties, Alexander has worked in 25 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania. A master diver, he has conducted several underwater surveys in sites in the Mediterranean and South Pacific, and is a published photographer. He leads communications and overall approach to educational programming for his initiative at Harvard and for Blue Ocean Watch.
Dr Oli Mival
A past life in media production as an award winning film maker and photographer, Oli leads Research Ops at Skyscanner and is Principal Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Interaction Design where he is Director of the Future Interactions group.
An expert on designing interactive systems and information architecture consulting for industry and governments across Europe and the US, he is an internationally renowned researcher, author and practitioner of Interaction Design and UX (User Experience) Design specialising in local and remote collaborative activity and emerging technologies.
Social Innovation Advisor
Captain João Fonseca Ribeiro
Founder and CEO of Blue Geo Lighthouse Ltd (www.bigle.pt) focused on the sustainable development of the Ocean and Coastal Areas, including maritime surveillance,
Alain-Pierre now contributes his time and expertise to advise and support projets in the field of sick or disabled children and teenagers education and healthcare and in the field of sea life preservation educational actions. He also advise a sustainable investment fund.
Dr Armando Geller
Digital innovation Advisor
Media and Communications Director
Professor of media and ICT sociology at Sorbonne Nouvelle University, France. She holds degrees from the Sorbonne University, Stanford University and the Annenberg School for Communications (University of Pennsylvania). She is a specialist of Cultural Diversity, Internet Governance and Media and Information Literacy (MIL) as well as a researcher in the media uses and practices of young people. She holds the UNESCO chair “Savoir-devenir in sustainable digital development: mastering information cultures”.
Author of more than 25 books and numerous journal articles and reports, she is a globally renowned researcher and one of the world experts on Media and Information Literacy.
Producer / Distributer
Frédéric has produced eight movies, line produced and managed over twenty other films and produced over two hundred commercials.
In 1993 he co-founded KanZaman Films in Monaco and has been responsible for many productions in the South of France and Moroco. His experience is huge and Frédéric and Terence have known each other since 1991.
Professor Paula Sobral
Professor at the Department of environmental Sciences of FCT- University of Lisbon
She has developed research in microplastics since 2008, and coordinated the “Microplastics and persistent pollutants – a threat to marine life” funded by the Portuguese science agency.
She was the national coordinator of the European project MARLISCO, (EU FP7 SiS) on awareness and co-responsibility towards the reduction of marine litter in the European Seas.
Dr. Raeanne Miller
Scottish Association for Marine Sciences (SAMS)
An expert in knowledge exchange, innovation, marine industrial impacts, & benthic ecology.
Raeanne connect scientists, policymakers, businesses and communities to support sustainable industry, economic and social development with cutting-edge science.
With BOW, her research focuses on how underwater sound pollution affects invertebrate larvae and how they are delivered to both natural and man-made reefs – she is particularly interested in the role of underwater sound as a ‘beacon’ for larvae, signaling that they are close to ‘home’, and helping them find suitable habitat.
Professor J. Murray Roberts
Professor of Applied Marine Biology & Ecology at the University of Edinburgh.
Illustrator and Author
Janina was inspired to write ‘123 Who’s Cleaning the Sea’ – A Counting Picture Book About Protecting Our Planet (Early Childhood Concepts) because of her concern for our environment. She is passionate about fighting climate change and keeping the oceans free from plastic and other pollutants.
German born Janina studied communication & illustration design at university and after graduating with a degree, moved to Paris, where she lives with her English husband and her two daughters.
Janina created the illustrations for the BOW video ‘The Song of Life’ relating to sound pollution affecting whales.
As an artist, she feels happiest when recreating images of the ocean in her paintings. “I hope that through my art and my love of the sea, I can make my voice heard and make a difference.”janinarossiter.com
MEDIA & LOGISTICS
MEDIA & LOGISTICS
Formerly Production Designer and Director on many Hollywood movies and commercials, has worked with Sea Shepherds for whom he designed and built equipment for recording and logging the incidents of aquatic mammals trapped and killed by Pacific drift nets.
Communications & Marketing Advisor
For many years, the Black Ball in NY has been designed by Creative Director Earle Sebastian and he will oversee all BOW fund raising events.