Thursday, 1 April 2010
On April 6, more than 100 global leaders—scientists, businessmen and women, policymakers, communicators and others—will embark on the first Mission Blue expedition to the Galapagos Islands aboard the National Geographic-Lindblad ship, Endeavor, for several days of deliberation about the intertwined future of the ocean and humankind. The focus will be on how to implement a "wish" made by Dr. Sylvia Earle at the TED conference in 2009:
I wish you would use all means at your disposal -- films! expeditions! the web! more! -- 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.
If you’d like to stay abreast of the voyage and announcements around the launch of Mission Blue, here’s how:
The Huffington Post will turn their “Green Spot” blue for the next two weeks. Read today's post by Sylvia: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/green/
Sylvia Earle’s Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Dr-Sylvia-Earle/185990118633?ref=ts
Website of Mission Blue/Sylvia Earle Foundation: www.mission-blue.org (Live on April 6)
TED Blog: http://missionblue.posterous.com
TED homepage for Mission Blue Voyage: http://www.tedprize.org/mission-blue-voyage
Downloadable program guide: http://ted.streamguys.net/MissionBlueBios_A_to_Z.pdf
STAY TUNED FOR Stories, interviews, releases, statements, blogs, tweets and more!.....
COO, Mission Blue, Sylvia Earle Foundation