Igniting public support
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Our Mission

“Mission Blue is an initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance to ignite public support for the protection of Hope Spots – special places that are vital to the health of the ocean – through the creation of a global network of marine protected areas to safeguard 20% of the ocean by 2020.”

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Proposed Sanctuary Expansion! Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary https://t.co/Cg40Q92aTI @NOAA #hopespots https://t.co/tJLzRRcERd
MPA Federal Advisory Committee Adopts "Guiding Principles" for Arctic MPAs https://t.co/ZCeUZl10Vr #hopespots https://t.co/rz1jno6Lek
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#Greenland has lost a staggering 1 trillion tons of ice in just four years https://t.co/u3vSfzrijJ #climatechange https://t.co/4U4koqMBGz
An iffy plan in #Rotterdam: bury millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases under the North Sea https://t.co/LbaK1nDtv0 https://t.co/oVFzSw07bv
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Hope Spots

Hope Spots are special places that are critical to the health of the ocean — Earth’s blue heart. Some Hope Spots are already formally protected, while others still need defined protection. Under Dr. Earle’s leadership, the Mission Blue team has embarked on a series of expeditions to shed light on these vital ecosystems and ignite support to safeguard them as marine protected areas.