Renowned physicist and oceanographer Helen Czerski, gives a fascinating insight into the powerful force of the ocean and describes how it has impacted almost every aspect of the natural world and society – shaping animal life, weather, human history and culture. Helen sees the ocean as a vast single engine powered by sunlight. She talks with Tracy Edwards, the award-winning British sailor, who has a very different view of the ocean, its unpredictability and magnitude.
Helen is an Associate Professor at University College London, a regular presenter of BBC TV science documentaries and a popular science podcaster. She is also the author of Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life.
Tracy Edwards famously skippered the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race in 1989 and became the first woman to receive the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy.