OUR FOCUS AREAS INCLUDE:
Teaching people about
Taking direct action through projects
Connecting everyone both to the oceans and to an
the challenges facing the
active and engaged community of like-minded
ocean, and the actions we
scientific diving surveys, ocean and
individuals centered around our charter to protect
can all take to minimize our
plastic cleanups, and megafauna
and restore our oceans. Our global student network
our oceans and marine fauna. We are a global
protection, while measuring the
gives opportunities, scholarships, internships, and
community focused on advancing marine science,
results to ensure positive outcomes
mentorships to the next generation of leaders in this
for our oceans.
field working collaboratively on real world projects
Blue Endeavors brings together concerned citizens, divers, students, and scientists from around the world to collectively solve the challenges facing
ocean conservation, and restoration education.
restoration accessible to everyone.
The Hub Network At the core of the Blue Endeavors program is our system of Hubs: Global physical centers of activity around the world where members can interact in-person, learn about the issues facing our oceans, and actively become involved in real world projects.
across geographic, economic and social boundaries.
Blue Endeavors disrupts current models by making real world science and cutting edge ocean
BLUE ENDEAVORS ALIGNS WITH 8 OF THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS The Science of Exploration Curriculum The ever growing training education program needed to participate in real-world projects and expeditions. Blue Endeavors Events Large events held across Hubs so individuals can learn more about the issues facing our oceans and connect with like-minded people, fostering a sense of community. Deep Discussions TM Our signature Deep Discussions invite subject matter experts to initiate an open dialogue about topics affecting our oceans.
Projects & Expeditions Projects and expeditions make a real-world difference, bringing students, volunteers, research assistants, and crowdsourced labor collaborating on projects and expeditions around the world with local scientists and project organizers. Members Portal A virtual connection to the community, and individual achievements in ocean conservation, restoration, and exploration. Awareness & Action in social media Through Social Media campaigns, Blue Endeavors informs the public about issues and simple actions to undertake resulting in a world of difference.
Local Meetups A relaxed way for members to share thoughts and concepts in an organic way while strengthening the social ties of the community. Mission-Driven Dives In addition to local original research or projects, Hubs will hold regular mission-driven dives, collecting survey data on their local environment as well as completing underwater cleanups.
Challenge - Massive worldwide coral bleaching events and ecosystem loss. Goal - Restore coral reefs worldwide with asexual and sexual reproduction techniques and proactively respond to future bleaching events.
Through the lens of conservation, restoration,
recent history when our earth's
ever expanding offering of programs that tackle programs
scientists to work collaboratively, reach the
goals of each program, and utilize the various components of our toolkit. Although our
Challenge - Minimal understanding of the ocean environment with only 5% of all oceans explored to date.
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION & RESILIENCE PROGRAM
On the journey, our students and sustainably, adapt to a changing world, and become more resilient to the challenges they face. Social
Challenge - A lack of understanding of how to adapt ocean systems to a rapidly changing environment in a way improves the system for our oceans, society, and economy.
Challenge - The majority of ocean megafauna species numbers are decreasing and over half are under threat of extinction.
MEGAFAUNA RESEARCH & PROTECTION PROGRAM
Goal - Assist organizations with the creation and enforcement of Marine Protected Areas worldwide, and the advancement of megafauna research.
systems were in balance. citizen scientists will live more
Goal - Train people to analyze, innovate, and adapt our oceans to a changing world and restore broken ecosystems.
Goal - Train individuals worldwide to scientific data that can be used to understand, respond to, and create solutions for the problems facing the ocean and the species that inhabit them.
programs take on distinct issues, they all work in synergy toward our moonshot.
MOONSHOT: Restore our oceans to a time in
and exploration, Blue Endeavors is creating an
some of the ocean’s biggest challenges. Our
Challenge - A lack of understanding of how to live sustainably with our ocean ecosystems. Goal - To train people to analyze, innovate, and foster a more sustainable future.
connections, personal growth, and communities around the world will be strengthened in the process.
HOLD UP A MIRROR & ASK YOURSELF
WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF DOING, & WHAT YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT.
THEN TAKE THE INITIATIVE
FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO ASK YOU
- Dr. Sylvia Earle