Marcus Eriksen is an environmental scientist, educator and author committed to building stronger communities through art, science, adventure and activism.  His books chronicle rafting adventures down rivers and across oceans, and highlight his experience as a veteran of war and a scientists for conservation. 

He is the co-founder of the 5 Gyres Institute, studying plastic pollution worldwide, and more recently co-founded LEAP LAB, a science center demonstrating the path toward urban resilience.

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Marcus Eriksen lectures on marine conservation, especially the impact of plastics on the world's oceans, breaking down the complexity of stakeholder objectives and identifying common ground and actionable solutions. He's led more than 20 expeditions through the 5 Gyres Institute exploring and researching the world's oceans.

As the co-founder of LEAP LAB, he also lectures on biophilia, and the role of art, science and self-reliance to achieve urban resilience.  

If you are interested in inviting Marcus to speak to your organization or at an event, please inquire here. 


Dr. Marcus Eriksen
Phone: 323.395.1843