Igniting public support
For a global network of
Marine protected areas
“Mission Blue inspires action to explore and protect the ocean.”
News and Updates
The Pandemic Put Tourism to the Galápagos Islands on Pause. As a New Hope Spot, What’s In Store for a More Sustainable Future?
Environmental Groups Urge Costa Rica and Ecuador to Create World’s First Bilateral Marine Protected Area
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.