Igniting public support
For a global network of
Marine protected areas

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Our Mission

“Mission Blue is an initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance to ignite public support for the protection of Hope Spots – special places that are vital to the health of the ocean – through the creation of a global network of marine protected areas to safeguard 20% of the ocean by 2020.”

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Petition: NO to huge shipping port at Portland Bight Protected Area, Jamaica! https://t.co/KWQFSXgGqt https://t.co/gMjotVZ1JH
Two Minutes on Oceans with Jim Toomey: Wastewater https://t.co/05X3nOABPv @jptoomey https://t.co/aVzFSVjXsJ
True Cost of the California Driftnet Fishery [SIGN THE PETITION] https://t.co/hHVDvKcFGJ https://t.co/l8XIjTh9eu
Baby #Shark Killed in Newport Is a Wakeup Call to CA Fishers https://t.co/yyU3FBfKbb https://t.co/nwHQKTsiSD
Did you know that polluted dust can impact #ocean life thousands of miles away?https://t.co/rwoEvhl5k0 https://t.co/MVZy0kMknn
Negotiators Try to Figure Out What the Paris Climate Agreement Means https://t.co/VZlj7QfeQy #COP21 #OceanForClimate https://t.co/3WGCFVjYNd

Hope Spots

Hope Spots are special places that are critical to the health of the ocean — Earth’s blue heart. 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.