|Blue Ocean Institute|
Blue Ocean Institute helps to make the case for life on Earth. Their mission: help keep the living world alive by inspiring people to engage in real-world change. Their products are award-winning books, award-winning films, PBS television series, high-profile articles in major publishing outlets, TED talks and web-based media published across influential platforms.
|Blue Frontier Campaign|
Blue frontier is a leader in providing resources and opportunities to bring the voice of citizens who care about the health of our oceans into decision-making processes that will positively impact our public seas. Blue Frontier works to support seaweed (marine grassroots) efforts at the local, regional and national level.
In addition to helping create and strengthen marine protected areas and networks, Conservation International works on new models for ocean management, working with more than 20 nations. CI also works to end destructive fishing practices like trawling, shark finning and overfishing so that fish stay in our ocean for generations.
|Deep Sea Conservation Coalition|
The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition was founded in 2004 to address the issue of bottom trawling on the high seas in the absence of an effective regime for the management of deep-sea fisheries on the high seas. The DSCC has been focused on achieving two overarching goals: To substantially reduce the greatest threats to life in the deep seas; and to safeguard the long-term health, integrity, and resilience of deep-sea ecosystems.
|Environmental Defense Fund|
Guided by science and economics, Environmental Defense Fund tackles urgent threats with practical solutions. EDF is a non-profit organization based in New York bringing together experts in science, law and economics to tackle complex environmental issues that affect our oceans, our air and our natural resources.
Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation, which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace's oceans campaign focusing on three major threats to the world's oceans: overfishing, pirate fishing, whaling, and intensive shrimp aquaculture.
|Institute for Ocean Conservation Science|
The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science is dedicated to advancing ocean conservation through science. We conduct world-class scientific research that increases knowledge about critical threats to oceans and their inhabitants, provides the foundation for smarter ocean policy, and establishes new frameworks for improved ocean conservation.
The oceans determine the nature and quality of the biosphere far beyond their coastlines. They are the sustaining, all-encompassing element in the global biosphere. The Lighthouse Foundation supports integrated and long-term approaches in the relationship between humans and the marine environment within the context of sustainable development.
|The Nature Conservancy|
From coral reefs to deserts, the Nature Conservancy works to protect the lands and waters that plants and animals need to survive for us and for future generations. The Conservancy has fisheries and marine conservation programs around the globe in important seascapes including marine projects in every coastal state and territory of the U.S. The Nature Conservancy is dedicated to protecting these vital ecosystems and all the corals, fish and people that depend on them.
The Ocean Conservancy works to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. The Ocean Conservancy creates science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. Ocean Conservancy champions research and monitoring efforts that will lead to innovative, sustainable solutions.
Oceana is dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale. Oceana seeks to make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant by winning policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world's marine life. Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation.
|The Ocean Project|
The Ocean Project advances ocean conservation in partnership with zoos, aquariums, and museums (ZAMs) around the world. Since its formation in the late 1990s, The Ocean Project has grown from a handful of founding North American aquariums into the world’s most extensive network for advancing ocean education and action. Our growing network includes approximately 2,000 partner aquariums, zoos, science, technology, and natural history museums, and other education and conservation organizations, agencies, and institutions in all 50 U.S. states and 80 other countries.
|Sea Shepherd Conservation Society|
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
SeaWeb transforms knowledge into action by shining a spotlight on workable, science-based solutions to the most serious threats facing the ocean, such as climate change, pollution and depletion of marine life. To accomplish this important goal, SeaWeb convenes forums where economic, policy, social and environmental interests converge to improve ocean health and sustainability.
Shifting Baselines is a media project - a partnership between ocean conservation and Hollywood to help bring attention to the severity of ocean decline.
a non-profit organization that works to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches through its 60 chapters located along the East, West, Gulf, Puerto Rican, and Hawaiian coasts, and with its 37,000 members in the USA and International Surfrider Foundation chapters and affiliates in Japan, Brazil, Australia, France and Spain.
Sub-Antarctic Islands is an online educational resource for information about the habitats and species of the sub-antarctic islands. The mission of the website is: to stimulate student interest in the study of these fascinating islands, to provide photographs for students' and researchers' papers and to document ecological restoration in progress.
|Marine Conservation Society UK|
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is the voice for everyone who loves the sea. We work to secure a future for our living seas, and to save our threatened marine wildlife before it is lost forever.
Aquatic Network provides information about living resources and technology relating to marine and freshwater environments.
|Blue Ocean Society|
The Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation's mission is to protect marine life in the Gulf of Maine through research, education and inspiring action. Blue Ocean Society was founded by two whale watch naturalists, Jen Kennedy and Dianna Schulte, who were frustrated with the lack of translation of open ocean research into information that could be used by the public. We strive to learn more about the Gulf of Maine, and particularly an important habitat called Jeffreys Ledge, and then bring our research to the public through a variety of outreach programs.
|The Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island|
The Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island, was founded in the summer of 1996 by a group of experts in marine mammal science, environmental sciences, education and conservation. CRESLI was formed for the purposes of conducting research, providing educational experiences and promoting conservation of coastal ecosystems. Research and education are inextricably linked in all CRESLI activities. As such, CRESLI actively seeks cooperative alliances with researchers, educational institutions, and the participation of the public.
|Marine Conservation Institute|
The Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES) aims to catalyze strong protection for 30% of the ecosystems in each marine biogeographic region of the world's oceans by 2030. Marine Conservation Institute is working to secure lasting protection for important and vulnerable ecosystems including the Western Aleutian Archipelago, Central Pacific Islands, Arctic Ocean and offshore canyons and seamounts. Marine Conservation Institute’s experts are collaborating with ESRI, the global leader in geospatial technology, to create the world’s first, three-dimensional map of our oceans.
|Natural Resources Defence Council|
NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
|Ocean Conservation Research|
Ocean Conservation Research works to understand and share the impacts of ocean noise pollution on marine life. OCR uses the products of our research to inform the public and provide guidance to regulators and policy makers so that we may all become better stewards of the sea.
|PRBO Conservation Science: Marine Ecology Division|
We have published more than 2,000 technical reports and peer-reviewed scientific articles. We use these findings to address real-world challenges, working hand-in-hand with land, ocean and wildlife managers to improve conservation outcomes.
The focus of our work internationally is organised around research, conservation, education, theological reflection and advocacy particularly focused on the support and development of marine protected areas. Recognizing that MPAs broadly defined are a very small percentage of the world’s oceans, our work focuses also on those areas surrounding MPAs giving these protected areas the best chance possible for success.
|Department of the Environment - Australian Government|
The Australian Government uses the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) to protect and manage threatened, migratory and marine species. Our long-term strategy for the recovery of threatened marine species includes scientific research, community education and awareness, partnership building and working with relevant industries and other stakeholders.
Our goal is to inspire intelligent use of the earth's natural resources and empower individuals to become leaders in biosphere stewardship. The health of our biosphere - our life support system - is decreasing due to climate change and the needs associated with a growing human population. We address this global challenge by working locally with island peoples whose livelihood is most affected by sweeping ecological changes.
|Project Aware Foundation|
Project AWARE Foundation is a growing movement of scuba divers protecting the ocean planet – one dive at a time. Over the past two decades of underwater conservation we've learned that divers are true leaders in ocean protection. We’re ocean heroes numbering in the millions across the globe. We believe together our actions will make a huge impact and will help to rescue the ocean. With new programs and more online resources than ever before, Project AWARE supports an unprecedented global movement of divers acting in their own communities to protect the ocean and implement lasting change.
In partnership with community groups and government agencies, Reef Relief coordinates volunteer programs that cultivate an attitude of stewardship within the community. Since 2010, Reef Relief's coastal clean-up program has removed over 24,000 lbs of marine debris from the shores and waters of the Florida Keys. The Coral Camp Summer Program uses interactive activities and field trips to teach children 6- 12 years of age about ocean ecology, coral reefs, marine life and sustainability. Camp activities include lessons on identification of common corals, fish, and invertebrates, oceanography, tides, symbiosis, snorkel etiquette and leave no trace principles.
|Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution|
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is the world's leading, independent non-profit organization dedicated to ocean research, exploration, and education. Our scientists and engineers push the boundaries of knowledge about the ocean to reveal its impacts on our planet and our lives.
|The Ocean Foundation|
Our nine initiatives are: International Sustainable Aquaculture, Coral Reefs, Coasts and Beaches, Marine Mammals, Polar Seas, Sea Turtles, Ocean Leadership, World Oceans, and Ocean Acidification.
|The Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO)|
The Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO) is a charitable company founded in Belize in 1995 whose objectives include promoting increased environmental awareness, sustainable development of the country’s natural resources, and stewardship of cultural and natural resources by the people of Belize, through the publication and distribution of educational information and outreach programs. Establishing research centers for analysis of scientific data and dissemination, and educational purposes.
|Ocean Research and Conservation Association|
Among the programs currently underway at ORCA, The ORCA Kilroy , the ORCA Fast Assessment of Sediment Toxicity (FAST) and the ORCA Sentinel programs provide information on water characteristics and toxicity that when combined can be used to determine sources of non-point source pollution in coastal and estuary waters. In addition to coastal and estuary conservation, ORCA's Deep Sea Conservation programs utilize current technology to provide real time and video footage of deep ocean life and conditions.
|Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS)|
We are a team of passionate artists, activists, and change agents committed to sustainability and the preservation of our oceans and the planet. We expose complex global environmental issues and promote advocacy through the use of film, photography, story-telling, and social media collaboration.
The Seattle Aquarium works to conserve the region's marine environment as a convener and connector of conservation awareness and action. Our goal is for every visitor to the Aquarium to come away with new knowledge about the life dwelling within the Puget Sound, as well as what can be done to help preserve it.
|Marine Conservation Philippines|
Marine Conservation Philippines is a registered NGO dedicated to preserve and protect coastal resources in the Philippines through education, volunteerism and research. We engage local communities and policy makers and work to ensure solutions that will benefit both man and nature in the long run.
|Love The Oceans|
Love the Oceans volunteers form our research teams, collecting two different but equally important data sets. We believe that due to the high biodiversity present, the reefs in Guinjata Bay offer an exciting opportunity for the local community to generate sustainable sources of revenue from the marine environment through various ecotourism based initiatives. To provide evidence for this, the first data set consists of benthic habitat assessments of the Guinjata Bay reefs. The volunteers collect this data during their diving week on the program. Through non-destructive visual censuses, volunteers quantify fish species abundance and diversity. From this, biodiversity on the reefs will be calculated and used as an indicator for reef health.
|US Department of State - Office of Marine Conservation|
The Office of Marine Conservation (OMC) is a part of the State Department's Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES). The Office of Marine Conservation is responsible for formulating and implementing U.S. policy on a broad range of international issues concerning living marine resources. In executing this responsibility, OES/OMC negotiates bilateral and multilateral fisheries agreements, participates in international fisheries conservation and management organizations and arrangements at the regional and global levels, and represents the U.S. in a variety of other international fora associated with the conservation and management of living marine resources.
|Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS)|
The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS) was founded in 1993 by a group of concerned responsible people, aspiring to protect Aqaba’s marine life from further degradation. In August 1995, JREDS registered under the Ministry of Interior as the first and only Jordanian non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the marine ecosystem. JREDS works to prevent the destruction of the Gulf of Aqaba by promoting sustainable management of natural marine resources, raising public awareness, encouraging community participation, and conducting environmental monitoring.
|Association of Zoos and Aquariums|
AZA, its Aquarium Affairs Committee, Aquatic Sustainability Task Force, and related Animal Programs, including those related to freshwater and marine fishes, coral, marine invertebrates, marine mammals, and sea turtles, cooperatively serve to recommend species for cooperative management, develop superior animal care and management strategies, establish research and conservation priorities, and develop resources to help AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums develop successful, sustainable, and strategic conservation and education programs.
|Pacific Coast Collaborative|
The five jurisdictions of the Pacific Coast Collaborative share nearly 60,000 miles of coastline composed of densely populated urban centers, smaller communities and pristine wilderness. Protecting and enhancing a healthy and vibrant Pacific Ocean and coastal ecosystem is crucial to our sustained economic and environmental well-being, public health, and standard of living on the coast -- the Pacific Ocean is truly the lifeblood of the region! Following on and supporting the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health (Action Plan, July 2008); the British Columbia - Washington Memorandum of Understanding on Coastal Climate Change Adaptation (June 2008) and the Washington - British Columbia Coastal and Ocean Task Force (June 2007), the Pacific Coast Collaborative is committed to leading the world in sustainable environmental management.
|Save Our Shores|
For more than 30 years, Save Our Shores has been leading efforts to protect and preserve the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Today, we continue these efforts through our three core initiatives: Plastic Pollution, Clean Boating, and Ocean Awareness. These initiatives guide the rest of our programs and campaigns to help us achieve our overall mission of caring for the marine environment through ocean awareness, advocacy and citizen action.
|Australian Institute of Marine Science|
The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is Australia's premier tropical marine research agency. We play a pivotal role in providing large-scale, long-term and world-class research that helps governments, industry and the wider community to make informed decisions about the management of Australia’s marine estate.
Our work at the moment is focused on the following campaigns. These are: Reform of the United Nations Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) based on the principles in the book Conserving the Great Blue, authored by Deborah Wright and published by Marinet. The rebuilding of fish stocks in UK and EU seas. Advancement of the use and development of marine reserves, with particular reference to UK and EU seas. Opposition to Offshore Aggregate Dredging.
|American Reef Coalition|
The American Reef Coalition has been called on to aid government agencies, universities and other marine conservation non-profits with boat support. One of our approved purposes is to provide boat support to other marine conservation organizations. Not all marine related non-profits or universities have enough boats or qualified crew. Even government agencies involved in marine research can find themselves without boat support. The American Reef Coalition fills this void. As such, important studies which would have otherwise been postponed, are accomplished.
MARINElife is a charity established to co-ordinate and develop a growing portfolio of global research and monitoring projects. Through these we aim to further the conservation of the wildlife of coasts and oceans through scientific investigation and educational activities. Our projects started in 1995 with the Biscay Dolphin Research Programme; we now conduct conservation, research and education of the wildlife in the Bay of Biscay, the Channel, the Western Approaches and the North Sea.
|Marine Discovery Centre|
Our aim is to encourage an appreciation and understanding of marine life with a view to promoting conservation and sustainable use. A Marine Discovery Centre with models, activities aquariums, trails and experiments that are innovative, interactive and exciting.
|Environment and Conservation Organisations of Aotearoa New Zealand|
These are the key issues we work on: Antarctica - including toothfish and krill fisheries, and the protection of the Ross Sea and the Southern Ocean. Aquaculture - including expansion of fin fish farming, changes to the Resource Management Act and role of the government agencies. Biodiversity - including the national policy statement on biodiversity. Coastal and Catchment - The integration of land and water management is seen most clearly in relationship between catchment management and its connection to the coastal environment. Climate change - including international and domestic action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
|Alaska Marine Conservation Council|
Founded in 1994, the Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) is a community-based, non-profit organization committed to protecting the long-term health of Alaska’s marine ecosystems and sustaining the working waterfronts of our state’s coastal communities. Our members include fishermen, subsistence harvesters, marine scientists, business owners, conservationists, families, and others who care deeply about Alaska’s oceans.
The Marine Conservation Science Institute (MCSI) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded on the belief that focused research can make a difference in how we view and manage our marine resources. MCSI is committed to promoting important issues in marine biology and fisheries, and is currently involved in research projects around the globe dedicated to protecting and conserving marine resources.
|High Seas Alliance|
The High Seas Alliance is a partnership of organizations and groups aimed at building a strong common voice and constituency for the conservation of the high seas. The Alliance is currently made up of 29 NGOs plus the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The objective of the Alliance is to facilitate international cooperation to establish high seas protected areas and to strengthen high seas governance. Members of the HSA share and facilitate access to information in order to promote transparency and encourage an informed public discourse related to the mission and goals of the Alliance.