Exist Insight ISSUE 07

Upcoming Events

  1. ExIST Quarterly Event - 'Living with Plastics'

    01 November 2018

    The next ExIST event will take place on Thursday 1st November 2018 at Sandy Park. 

    For this event, ExIST will explore the impact plastic is having on the planet combined with the science, research and development of alternative materials and technology.

    The cost for this event is £15 (Inc VAT @ 20%) and is open for all to attend. 

    To pay by card, please click the button below or alternatively call the Exeter Chamber office on 01392 431133. To pay by cheque or BACS, we must receive payment in advance before we are able to book you in.

    Places have to be booked in advance to confirm attendance.


    Dr Don Wellings, SpheriTech Ltd

    SpheriTech is an independent research, development, and manufacturing company focused on developing novel and innovative polymeric materials which offer wide-ranging application solutions to clients within the life science research, biotechnology, and healthcare industries.

    Don will be speaking about how SpheriTech new scientific advances to produce biodegradable and bio-compatible polymers of wide applicability can be simply made from naturally occurring and renewable resources. 

    Dr Mark Hennen, ARGANS Ltd

    Mark will speak about how using data from the European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus fleet of satellites, ARGANS is using novel techniques to establish the feasibility of observing floating plastic litter from orbit.

    Multiple remote sensing techniques are being applied to multispectral data in an attempt to establish a radiometric signature, unique to floating ocean plastics. The results of our research in this area will aid in the locating and tracking of marine plastics.

    Row for the Ocean

    Founded by Ros, Kirsty and Kate, the Row for the Ocean team will row 3000 miles across the Atlantic to raise awareness of the ocean plastics crisis in December 2018. Through their work with Surfers Against Sewage, they are also working to create a Plastic Free Exeter by 2020. 

    In their words: "The more we delve into the subject of plastic pollution the more shocking it gets, with new stats, images, and videos coming out everyday. It was for this reason we felt we had to do more. By taking on the Atlantic row, we have a unique platform to inspire action for the cause, as well as provide vital funding for SAS Ocean schools."

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