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 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
Click HERE to learn about our Expeditions Partners who help make our program possible.
Want to support the Mission Blue Expeditions Program? Click HERE to make it happen!
We’re passionate about shark conservation. Click HERE to dive into our shark work!
A Glance Under the Waves – Hope Spot Expeditions
What’s coming up?
We’re thrilled to be a supporting partner of Antarctic Climate Expedition 2023.
“February 2023 will be a moment in time of a gathering of great minds for commitments to resolve what it takes, to move from where we are now to get to a better future. This can be Your Legacy; you can help change the current course from a catastrophic outcome to a healthy, habitable planet. Please do this for the next generation, for the future of humanity.”
– Dr. Sylvia Earle, oceanographer, marine biologist and explorer
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Antarctic Climate Expedition 2023.
Where have we been?
08/07/2015 - 08/13/2015
Cashes Ledge, Gulf of Maine, USA
Isles of Shoals, Kittery Maine…
03/22/2015 - 03/30/2015
Cocos Island, Costa Rica
Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Cocos Island Costa Rica…
01/22/2014 - 01/28/2014
Costa Rica Dome & Playa Grande, Costa Rica
Playa Grande, Playa Grande…
12/04/2014 - 12/12/2014
South African Coast
Hermanus, Western Cape…
07/16/2011 - 07/24/2011
Swan Islands, Honduras
Swan Islands, Honduras, Honduras…
05/21/2012 - 05/28/2012
Exuma Cays, Bahamas
Exuma Cays, Exuma Cays…