"Cold New England winter" is an understatement. This aerial photo shows lobster boats frozen in place and time. Friendship Harbor, Maine. USA.
Courtesy of Maine Marine Patrol
Pilot Steven Ingram.
Robert A. Johnson Joins Advisory Board
We are pleased to welcome Robert Johnson to the W2O Advisory Board. Rob is the Executive Director of Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)
and a Senior Fellow and Director of the Global Finance Project
for the Roosevelt Institute
in New York. He was asked to join the advisory board to assist with the tenants of the new economics for the 21st century that will reconcile human need with sustainability and community health, and he will contribute from that perspective to the World Ocean Forum
which will launch later this year. The Forum will address fresh ideas and new solutions to provide serious, provocative, and imaginative conversations about the future of the ocean, linking unexpected people with unexpected ideas. Finally, he will lend his expertise to analyze the value of the W2O as we build our philanthropic strategy for the coming year so as to assure our financial security and longevity.
Lewis Pugh, W2O's Newest Ocean Exemplar
In February, extreme swimmer and ocean advocate Lewis Pugh
undertook a series of swims in Antarctica in order to influence world leaders to make the Ross Sea a marine protected area (MPA). We're proud of his efforts, have been following along on the #5Swims
Expedition, and were inspired to designate him our newest Ocean Exemplar
Read "The Case for a Marine Reserve in the Ross Sea"
fact sheet by the Pew Charitable Trust.
A New Chapter for the High Seas?
This week the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)
published an issue brief discussing the historic decision to negotiate an international legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity on the #HighSeas
. This is very good news for the high seas and comes after ten years of discussions.
Have you Taken the Citizens of the Ocean Pledge?
Citizens of the Ocean
is a growing network of informed individuals motivated by a love of the ocean and an understanding that global connection is a powerful way to defend and sustain the ocean. We are joined together against the bankrupt values of the past, and united as a force for the future. Take the Citizens of the Ocean Pledge today.
Join us in making a change in the right direction for the future of the ocean.