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Citizens & Science

The line separating Scientists and Citizens is blurring as together, we learn how to change the world for the better:  Scientists need data and regular folk have the will and skills to help. Blue Ocean highlights ocean issues and the marine citizen scientists and marine conservation organizations working to protect the world’s ocean environment. As a citizen scientist there is a program for you whether its reef restoration, fish counts, whale sightings, water quality surveys, invasive species monitoring, Turtle watches and so much more. 

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Nelson Mandela

Leadership in the Blue Frontier – David Helvarg

Leadership in the Blue Frontier – David Helvarg

“We get so much from the ocean in terms of recreation, transportation, trade, energy, protein, medicinal values and spiritual values, that sense of awe and wonder being part of something bigger than ourself, that we really need to get organized and give something...

Non-Profits Get into Dive Travel to Save the Oceans

Non-Profits Get into Dive Travel to Save the Oceans

The Australia-based Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network estimated in a recebt report that 19% of the world’s original coral reef has already been lost, another 15% will be “seriously threatened” in the next two decades and 20% will be threatened with loss in the next...

Voluntourism alive and well and happening in Vanuatu.

Voluntourism alive and well and happening in Vanuatu.

Coral Gardening A new eco-tourism venture aimed at reversing the effects of climate change on coral reefs has been launched in Vanuatu. Coral gardening, or mariculture, involves snorkelling to reattach broken pieces of coral to damaged reefs, which can eventually grow...

Project Aware’s Debris Month of Action

Project Aware’s Debris Month of Action

(Blue Ocean Network.com - September 5, 2014) -- Project AWARE has launched "Debris Month of Action" – a time when thousands of scuba divers around the world rally together to take action against the trash from our everyday lives that makes its way to the ocean. Marine...

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