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.
|International Maritime Organization|
IMO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships. As a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.
|Global Marine Litter Information Gateway|
Marine litter currently poses a dire, vast and growing threat to the marine and coastal environment. Most marine litter consists of material that degrades slowly, if at all, so a continuous input of large quantities of these items results in a gradual build-up in the marine and coastal environment. This negative trend has been confirmed by a number of studies in various regions, clearly indicating that the situation with regard to marine litter is continuously getting worse. The Regional Seas Programme has been developing and implementing a number of activities on the management of marine litter.
|Hawai'i Wildlife Fund (HWF)|
HAWAI'I WILDLIFE FUND (HWF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the CONSERVATION of Hawaii's native wildlife through research, education and ADVOCACY. HWF Team is made up of educators, conservationists, researchers, naturalists, communities, volunteers and donors devoted to the protection of Hawaii's fragile marine ecosystem and inhabitants. We bring a variety of experiences together to serve a common goal. We are actively engaging the community in research, education and conservation projects.
|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.
|Heal The Bay|
Heal the Bay was founded more than 25 years ago by a group of Los Angeles residents who couldn't stand to let the pollution from the Hyperion Sewage Wastewater Treatment Plant continue to destroy our coastal waters. Today, our community of staff and volunteers shares that same grassroots passion and conviction. We fight to protect the health of the ocean, its animals and plants, and all of the members of the public, like you, who swim, surf and play in the waves.