About Us

The Sylvia Earle Alliance's (SEA) purpose is to explore and care for the ocean. We are committed to inspiring a sea change in public awareness, access and support for marine protected areas worldwide, ranging from the deepest ocean to sunlit reefs, and from the seamounts of the high seas to coastal seagrass meadows.

We draw inspiration from the vision evoked by our founder, Dr. Sylvia Earle: to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas--hope spots large enough to save and restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet.

Under Dr. Earle's leadership, the SEA team has embarked on a series of expeditions to further this vision and shed light on these ocean Hope Spots. We also bring the discoveries and stories of a network of ocean experts to the public through documentaries, social and traditional media, and innovative tools like Google Earth's "Explore the Ocean" layer. Additionally, we support the work of many conservation NGO’s with whom we share the basic mission of ocean protection and public awareness, most notably our global partner IUCN (the International Union for the Conservation of Nature).

Meet our small but dedicated crew.
Founder and Chair

Sylvia A. Earle, called Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and first Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine, is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with experience as a...

Google Content Manager

As the SEA's Content Manager for Google Earth's "Explore the Ocean" layer, Charlotte acts as its lead evangelist, editing and moderating all content for this information-rich new feature introduced by Google in 2009. Charlotte's work with the...

Director of Photography and Expeditions

As Director of Photography and Expeditions, Kip manages the SEA's image database, expedition planning and documentary production. He is an active participant in nearly every SEA expedition, functioning as producer, director and chief...

Senior Research Scientist

As Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Sheila McKenna specializes in studying areas of the ocean where little or no data is available to obtain the critical data needed for informed decision making. Her field work assesses the biodiversity and habitat...

Outreach Coordinator

Sadie joined the SEA team in August 2009 and has been focusing on recruiting, training and supporting contributors to the Google Ocean platform; as well as integrating outreach and communication efforts for all SEA initiatives. She is an...

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Laura is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the SEA. Key functions include leading implementation of the strategic vision, developing and overseeing the SEA brand, setting team priorities and...

Founder and Chair

Sylvia A. Earle, called Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and first Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine, is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with experience as a...

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Images of Dr. Sylvia Earle
Photography from SEA is intended for editorial use by the media only. Images may be used in electronic or print media provided such use is not intended to allow the re-distribution or re-use of the Images. Images are not for commercial use and may be used one time only. None of the images may be reproduced on any item that is made available for resale. Credit must read: ©KipEvansPhotography.com
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Board of Directors
Founder and Chair
Board/Expedition Member
President, GloverWorks
Vice President, Google “Geo” Products (Maps, Local, and Earth)
Actor, Environmentalist
Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division
Vice Chair- Marine, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas
Director, Global Marine Programme, International Union for the Conservation of Nature
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Office Phone:(415) 693-3177
Mailing Address:
100 Pine Street, Suite 1550
San Francisco,CA 94111