Tuesday, 30 April 2013

IMPAC 3 abstract submission deadline of 10th May is fast approaching


As you will now know planning is well advanced for IMPAC 3, which will take place in Marseilles and in Corsica in France from 21 to 27 October 2013.

The message at this point in time is simple - We are having a strong response so please submit your abstracts now to be in with a chance of presenting........given this strong response there will be NO extension of

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Why we really need large MPAs!

The researchers say it is important to have large areas of oceans protected from human impacts, not only to preserve fish stocks and protect vulnerable marine species – but also as an undisturbed baseline for understanding the changes that human population pressures and climate change are bringing to the oceans as a whole. Evidence now demonstrates this and why it is important

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

How healthy is YOUR ocean?

We’d like to invite all members of the marine community to check out the first real measure of the sustainable use of the oceans (www.oceanhealthindex.org<http://www.oceanhealthindex.org>). The Ocean Health Index is a tool to analyze how we’re doing in ten vital areas, including those that we may not actively think about. “Biodiversity” and “carbon storage,” for example, benefit us as

Thursday, 4 April 2013

William Shatner Teams Up With Greenpeace to Protect the “Grand Canyons of the Sea”

April 3, 2013 Washington D.C. - Today, Greenpeace launched a new video featuring the voice of William Shatner calling for the North Pacific Marine Fisheries Council to protect the Bering Sea canyons from industrial fishing.


The “Save Kipper” public service announcement features a happy menagerie of domesticated animals--a fish named Kipper, a dog named Sparky, a bird named Boozer, and a cat named Fluffy--all of which have their

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Putting the High Seas in the palm of your hand: Sargasso Sea iPhone app launched

Conserving the Sargasso Sea is the first-ever iPhone app developed for a proposal to protect a high seas marine area.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Connecting the planet: New blue carbon website launched

The International Blue Carbon Initiative - a collaboration between Conservation International (CI), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO) - is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at www.thebluecarboninitiative.org which will foster

MIssion Blue: Help Kickstart the ocean!! Read on to get involved!

Dear Friends of the Ocean,


I’m Sylvia Earle, an oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer in Residence, and I want to share with you some of what I’ve learned over the 50 years I’ve spent under and on the ocean - about it’s health - and therefore our health. We are at a critical crossroads. The next ten years are the most important of the