Hope Spot Expeditions


Since 2008, Mission Blue expeditions have visited Hope Spots around the world, documenting these vibrant marine environments and engaging local stakeholders to protect them. Led by Dr. Sylvia Earle and Expeditions Director Kip Evans, these voyages explore our most critical ocean habitats and are designed to create awareness, foster partnerships and build broad public support for the creation of marine protected areas across the globe.

Expedition Program Goals

  • Explore and document Hope Spots from the Arctic to the Antarctic
  • Inspire action to protect these critical ocean habitats
  • Magnify impact through meaningful partnerships

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Where have we been?


Cashes Ledge, Gulf of Maine, USA

08/07/2015 - 08/13/2015 Cashes Ledge, Gulf of Maine, USA Isles of Shoals, Kittery Maine…

Cocos Island, Costa Rica

03/22/2015 - 03/30/2015 Cocos Island, Costa Rica Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Cocos Island Costa Rica…

Costa Rica Dome & Playa Grande, Costa Rica

01/22/2014 - 01/28/2014 Costa Rica Dome & Playa Grande, Costa Rica Playa Grande, Playa Grande…

South African Coast

12/04/2014 - 12/12/2014 South African Coast Hermanus, Western Cape…

Swan Islands, Honduras

07/16/2011 - 07/24/2011 Swan Islands, Honduras Swan Islands, Honduras, Honduras…

Exuma Cays, Bahamas

05/21/2012 - 05/28/2012 Exuma Cays, Bahamas Exuma Cays, Exuma Cays…

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