Simon Boxall is a senior lecturer in Oceanography at the University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre. His research includes ice melt in the Arctic and oil spills in the ocean. He has worked pole to pole over the years and is also responsible for public understanding of science. He has appeared in many documentaries and news items around the world. He is lead scientist on the Cape Farewell project (www.capefarewell.com) bringing science and arts together to improve communication and interest in climate change.