Mission Blue is a global initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance (SEA), a 501(c)(3) organization, which was formed in response to Sylvia Earle’s 2009 TED Prize wish.
Dr. Earle urged people “to use all means at your disposal — films, expeditions, the web, new submarines — to create a campaign to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas, Hope Spots large enough to save and restore the blue heart of the planet.”
Currently, the Mission Blue community includes 100+ respected ocean conservation groups and like-minded organizations — from large multinational companies down to individual scientific teams doing important research.
SEA’s purpose is to inspire a sea change in public awareness, access and support for marine protected areas worldwide, ranging from the deepest ocean to sunlit reefs, and from the seamounts of the high seas to coastal seagrass meadows.
Under Dr. Earle’s leadership, the SEA team has embarked on a series of expeditions to further this vision and shed light on the ocean Hope Spots.
We also bring the discoveries and stories of a network of ocean experts to the public through documentaries, social media, grass roots campaigns and traditional media.
Additionally, we support the work of many conservation NGOs with whom we share the basic mission of ocean protection and public awareness.