What is Mission Blue?
Mission Blue is a global coalition of partners all aimed at increasing ocean protection and restoring the health of the ocean.
In 2009, Dr. Sylvia Earle's TED wish; to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas, hope spots, large enough to save and restore the ocean, catalyzed support around an initiative now called "Mission Blue". Launched with the TED/ Mission Blue Voyage in 2010, the goals of the initiative are to inspire awareness and action urgently needed to protect and restore the ocean. Since its inception, Mission Blue has been growing in scale, effectively building interest and momentum with partners around the world.
Our mission is to protect and restore the ocean, Earth's blue heart.
Mission Blue partners will empower and mobilize an international community of stakeholders to take urgent action to reverse the ocean's current state of peril. The collective action of Mission Blue includes increasing marine protected areas, 20% by 2020; reforming fisheries and global policy; rallying support for submersibles and new technologies; reducing ocean pollution; igniting public support; educating, and building new paradigms around the value of sea life, and it's essential role as earth's life support system.
Mission Blue Partners
When a partner becomes part of Mission Blue; it becomes part of a larger ocean conservation collective that supports Dr. Sylvia Earle's wish. The Sylvia Earle Alliance is working with partners to grow Mission Blue into a global initiative, with multi-sector participants. Representatives from governments, businesses, philanthropy, science and media are joining together under Mission Blue to explore, restore, and protect the ocean.
To become a Mission Blue partner, contact email@example.com.
* Mission Blue Voyage to Galapagos Islands
* Mission Blue raises $17 million in pledges to support 8 key Mission Blue initiatives
* Mission Blue partners with the National Geographic Society to build Mission Blue coalition of partners