Many organizations are working on ocean issues. Because combined voices speak louder, SeaWeb works with a variety of partners to leverage our mutual strengths and extend the reach and power of ocean conservation messages. SeaWeb provides its communication expertise, trainings and tools to complement the work of our partners and to help tailor their conservation messages to targeted audiences.
SeaWeb is a partner with the following organizations:
The Aspen Institute
Climate change is one of the most significant threats to our ocean and our planet. This is particularly evident in Earth's polar regions. To better communicate the urgency of climate change, SeaWeb has partnered with the Aspen Institute, which has convened the Dialogue and Commission on Arctic Climate Change. This Commission of scientists, policy experts, business executives and representatives from indigenous Arctic peoples and environmental organizations is evaluating the social, environmental, economic and policy implications of climate change for the Arctic circumpolar region's inhabitants and marine resources as well as the global community. More information about The Aspen Institute can be found at www.aspeninstitute.org.
Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS) works to support ocean scientists to be better and smarter communicators. COMPASS also facilitates connections between those scientists and critical audiences, particularly policymakers and journalists, to transform ocean policy dialogues. COMPASS partners with SeaWeb, Monterey Bay Aquarium and various academic institutions and others in order to share and capitalize upon its communications expertise. For more information, visit www.compassonline.org.
The Last Ocean Project
The Last Ocean Project gives the Ross Sea, perhaps the most pristine open-ocean ecosystem left on Earth, a voice through a variety of media products and outreach projects. John Weller, The Last Ocean principal investigator and outreach director, is a SeaWeb Fellow and a Pew Marine Fellow. Weller’s media work is expanding to highlight other critically important marine ecosystems and their global context. For more information, visit www.lastocean.com.
The LegaSea Project
The LegaSea Project was established by Bob Talbot, a world-renowned marine photographer, filmmaker and environmentalist who has been capturing ocean images on still and motion picture film for over 25 years. The vision for the LegaSea Project is to create an image-based, dynamic archive of the marine environment today, capturing ocean life as a legacy for future generations. The project will use film and still images of the ocean to inspire a spirit of conservation among our national opinion leaders that will result in positive action to protect this global resource. For more information about the LegaSea Project, see www.legaseaproject.org.