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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

Summit 2014: Travelling Towards Sustainability

Summit 2014: Travelling Towards Sustainability

Our theme brings together four speakers with over a hundred years of experience in the dive community. As owners of dive travel companies or as marine scientists they have observed the disturbing directions that our ocean environment is taking. They realize the...

Summit: 2015, Global Citizens, Inspiring Role Models

Summit: 2015, Global Citizens, Inspiring Role Models

The Blue Ocean Summit 2015 presents four speakers on the theme of “Global Citizens, Inspiring Role Models”. Our four speakers talk about different ocean issues however they have in common that they inspire people on a Global Level: one has created an Award event to...

Flip Flop Facts: Find Out

Flip Flop Facts: Find Out

We have been posting a lot of news on the hazards of plastic waste in our oceans, but I bet you have not considered this everyday item that is posing a huge plastic pollution problem. Flip flops, like yours are ubiquitous around the world and millions are discarded...

Ocean Pollution Update: Positive Things Happening

Ocean Pollution Update: Positive Things Happening

Not all, of the articles coming out on ocean pollution are doom and gloom. Our ocean pollution update brings some of the inspiring stories from around the world, of businesses, governments and individuals taking the steps that will lead to positive change in our...

Worldwide Coral Bleaching in 2016 and 2017?

Worldwide Coral Bleaching in 2016 and 2017?

We are currently experiencing the longest and most widespread mass coral bleaching event and it is impacting every major reef area in the world.   Coral Bleaching in the South China Sea Research indicates that in 2016 coral throughout the South China Sea saw the...

Marine Protected Areas: Good News, Bad News

Marine Protected Areas: Good News, Bad News

The Good News on MPAs In 2016-2017 we witnessed the creation of some extraordinary Marine Protected Areas around the world. But there have been some disappointments along the way as well. Here is a refresher, with the most recent news on MPAs around the world. The...

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