Ocean Witness MelvinThe Netherlands
“When we go on an expedition, it’s important to capture the iconic species from the North Sea on photo and film. This helps us to tell our story for a bigger audience via television and newspapers.” As an explorer, diver and keynote speaker, Melvin Redeker is committed to exploring, documenting and protecting his beloved North Sea. Together with his wife Fiona, they set up the foundation ‘In de Noordzee’ (‘In the North Sea’ in Dutch). With this foundation and expeditions, Melvin aims to educate, raise awareness and inspire behavioural change to protect and preserve the North Sea. Examples of In de Noordzee’s projects are the educational theatre show ‘De Roep van de Orka’ (‘The Call of the Orca’ in Dutch), and an elementary school education program. Starting small, he hopes to teach all ages how to take better care of his beloved North Sea.