The importance of raising awareness

As an organisation we will never be able to resolve any of the issues facing the ocean on our own. It will take the combined will of governments, corporations and the involvement of general public if we are to bring about changes in perceptions, policy and behaviour. That is why raising awareness is so important.

The opportunity

Just One Ocean was founded by David Jones and he is currently the CEO of the charity. He has spent much of his life on and under the ocean and has seen first hand how human activity has had a detrimental effect on the ocean habitat and marine ecosystems. With over 45 years of experience as a diver, underwater cameraman and writer, he has travelled the world, gaining a unique level of knowledge and understanding about the ocean environment.

“David is a charismatic speaker; fluent, entertaining, expert, with a wicked sense of humour that he adapts to the audience.”


David, who has a Masters in Coastal and Marine Resource Management and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, has presented at events all over the world. He speaks on a variety of marine conservation related subjects, from the impact of marine plastics on human health to the lessons we can learn from Covid-19 from a marine conservation perspective. David likes nothing more than to share his knowledge and experiences in a way that can generate interest, motivate people to take action, inspire change, and offer hope. To find out more about David and some of his previous events go to his profile page


If you would like to book David for a private, public or corporate speaking event, it can be made by contacting our main office ( Presentations are all visually rich and unique, tailored to the client requirements whether that is a school audience, or a corporate real estate organisation conference. We can support private or public events of any size. If learning more about the issues the ocean is facing, what can be done about it and how you can be involved is something that is important to you, why not get in touch.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin