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MARCH NEWSLETTER OF THE W2O

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AN OCEAN-CENTRIC COLLABORATIVE
WORKSPACE OPENS IN PORTLAND

The World Ocean Observatory is pleased to announce that we will be joining the New England Ocean Cluster Hús this spring, moving our base of operations to Portland, Maine. The W2O will serve as the non-profit-in-residence at the NEOC Hús, where we'll work with fellow industry experts and entrepreneurs connected to the maritime world.

And we are doubly excited to work collaboratively with NEOC on a Transforming the Blue Economy initiative (see below) to focus on education, partnership, information exchange and public connection. Transforming the Blue Economy is an expansive awareness-based project intended to fuse ocean-related economic development with ocean resource sustainability and cultural mindfulness.


There will be a kelp-cutting ceremony later this month to celebrate the opening of The Hús at 68 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine. FMI: newenglandoceancluster.com/the-hus

 


 



TRANSFORMING THE BLUE ECONOMY

 In partnership with the New England Ocean Cluster, the Transforming the Blue Economy initiative will focus on education, partnership, information exchange, and public connections. We'll work collaboratively with NEOC to support the continued growth of our Citizens of the Ocean community and to fuse ocean-related economic development with ocean resource sustainability and cultural mindfulness.




KUJATAA: WORLD HERITAGE

A 21st CENTURY APP DESIGNED TO INTERPRET
AN ANCIENT SUB-ARCTIC FARMING LANDSCAPE
IN SOUTHERN GREENLAND

In partnership with the Greenland National Museum and Archives, the World Ocean Observatory and the Arctic Futures Institute have embarked on the creation of a smart phone app for the interpretation of the astonishing historical landscape and artifacts located in KujataaGreenland's most recent UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kujataa is rich in Thule, Inuit and Norse culture, and is the place where Erik the Red first came ashore and where the first Canadian church was built and service celebrated in the "new world." It is a stunning, extraordinary landscape that is perfectly preserved as a ruin that imbues spirituality and a reverence for Nature. Our team is currently at work with Greenland National Museum staff translating detailed information regarding the history and anthropology of the site for use in the app. These are remote places, accessible only by boat with no cell or wireless service, and places where expensive signage does not endure in the harsh weather conditions. The Kujataa app, free to the public and available in June, will help to transcend these limitations and will provide visitors to the ruins with specific information in English, Greenlandic, and Danish. Stay tuned.
 




WE'RE MAKING OUR CASE IN 2020
Our updated case statement is now available, providing detailed information about existing and new programs, partnerships, initiatives, upcoming projects, and our ambitious plan for the year ahead. Download today. FMI: director@thew2o.net.
 


THE WEEKLY PODCAST DEDICATED
TO A WIDE RANGE OF OCEAN ISSUES


A BLUE ENERGY FUTURE
The time has come to look toward inventive
blue energy technologies for our clean energy future
February 24
OCEANIC FEELING
How a special landscape on the coast of Iceland
shaped a radio host's dedication to the ocean
February 18
CARBON OFFSETS AT A
SCALE THAT MATTERS

A partnership with South Pole and UCapture supports
progressive action toward a carbon-diminished future.
February 10
A GREEN SWAN
Is the global disruption caused by the Coronavirus outbreak
leading us toward our first major Green Swan event?
February 3

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