Sustainable Business

There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions… in a way that serves the world and you. —Sir Richard Branson

Sustainable Business

This is not your business-as-usual section, our articles cover blue economy initiatives, sustainable practices and profile inspiring stories that give insights on how you can apply sustainable practices in building your business.

These articles are written by ocean people who have turned their passion into profits, they offer guidelines for marine tourism and dive travel providers, dive operators, eco-resort managers and live-aboard captains. If you want to find sustainable ways forward, we have a special place for you.

Deadline for Elections to DEMA Board of Directors

Deadline for Elections to DEMA Board of Directors

DEMA has announced that its 2018 elections to the Board of Directors is scheduled from December 19, 2017 to January 29, 2018. All 2018 A-category, voting Members are encouraged to participate in this election to help determine the future of DEMA and the Diving...

Great Britain leads the way in fighting Plastic Pollution

Great Britain leads the way in fighting Plastic Pollution

From a “Latte Levy” to banning “single-use” plastic bags and microbeads, Great Britain leads the way in fighting plastic pollution.   Banning Microbeads! One of the world’s toughest bans on the use of Microbeads in cosmetics has come into effect. The tiny plastic...

Top Ocean Stories of 2017, Part 3: Ocean Plastic Pollution

Top Ocean Stories of 2017, Part 3: Ocean Plastic Pollution

2017 is the year when the issue of plastic pollution in the ocean finally received the attention that this enormous problem deserves. It has been estimated that over eight million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year. We at Blue Ocean have become so...

Top 5 Conservation Missions at DEMA 2017

Top 5 Conservation Missions at DEMA 2017

(December 15, 2017) Blue Ocean Network is just back from DEMA Show 2017. BON is a member of DEMA and has sent credentialed media representatives to the show since 2009. The annual Diving Equipment and Marketing Association Show is where the scuba diving, marine...

Saving the Great Barrier Reef, from Coal!

Saving the Great Barrier Reef, from Coal!

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the planet's most inspiring treasures. The Great Barrier Reef is also confronting almost insurmountable perils. Over the last several years as a result of climate change, we have witnessed, repetitive and extreme, ocean warming...

Life Beyond Plastics: How Fashion is Killing Our Rivers

Life Beyond Plastics: How Fashion is Killing Our Rivers

Pollution has many ugly faces and one of them is very unfashionable. As Lorraine Chow in EcoWatch reports “the shirts off our backs leave a devastating planetary impact.” According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s new report the fashion industry’s...

Life Beyond Plastics:  Bee Kind Wraps

Life Beyond Plastics: Bee Kind Wraps

We should all be aware by now of the serious threat that plastics pose for the world’s oceans. Blue Ocean has published numerous articles describing the problem and others that suggest solutions like recycling. But these traditional solutions have shortcomings. For...

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