Sylvia Earle Alliance
Napa, California, UK
Marine protected areas, Marine conservation, Marine conservation awareness and education
The Mission Blue alliance includes more than 200 respected ocean conservation groups and like-minded organizations, from large multinational companies to individual scientific teams doing important research. The focus of Mission Blue is all about protecting the health of the ocean, by inspiring the action necessary to achieve that goal. They have identified 'Hope Spots', areas which are critical for healthy oceans. 'Some Hope Spots are already formally protected, while others still need defined protection. Under Dr. Earle’s leadership, the Mission Blue team has embarked on a series of expeditions to shed light on these vital ecosystems and ignite support to safeguard them as marine protected areas.'