Turning the Tide

Oceans

The Earth lives and breathes by virtue of our oceans — 50% of oxygen comes from the sea. But increasing threats stemming from climate change, overfishing, pollution, and more are leading to the collapse of entire ecosystems. This is significantly impacting the ocean’s ability to mitigate a warming climate, decimating marine species, and putting food supplies, livelihoods, and entire communities at risk.

Our goal is to expand the world’s understanding of marine ecosystems at the nexus of oceans and climate. With better information, scientists, conservationists, policy makers, law enforcement, and the engaged public can more effectively respond to the impacts that climate change and overfishing are having on ocean health.



Oceans

Saving the World's Coral Reefs

Half of the world’s coral reefs have died over the past 50 years. This has led to drastic declines in marine life and biodiversity, and presents major threats to coastal communities and economies. We’re committed to changing the trajectory of coral reef decline by using innovative technologies to map and monitor the world’s coral reefs, conducting revolutionary scientific research into heat-resistant corals, and advocating for the mobilization of resources for coral reef conservation.

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Oceans

Protecting Sharks and Rays

More than 100 million sharks and rays are killed each year for their fins, meat, livers, and gills. This has the potential to negatively impact marine ecosystems and the billions of people who rely on our oceans for food and employment. We’re committed to reversing the decline of shark and ray populations by using data and science, policy, and advocacy to help implement and enforce conservation policies.

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Oceans

Preventing Unsustainable Fishing

Unsustainable fishing is decimating marine ecosystems and threatening food supplies; nearly 90% of the world’s fish stocks have either been fully exploited or are facing collapse. We’re using advanced technology and data to create global visibility into maritime activity. We’re also advancing changes in policy and industry leaders, and building awareness through storytelling and audience engagement around Illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported (IUU) issues.

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Oceans

Ocean Exploration

The ocean is still a great unknown. We have detailed maps of the surface of the moon and Mars, but we have mapped less than 20% of our planet’s ocean floor. To help fill this monumental gap in data, we’re deploying exciting new scientific research projects and working with partners such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Our Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel, with its world-class technology platform, is also exploring and mapping the deepest parts of the ocean.




Conservation Program

Preserving Biodiversity

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