Igniting public support
For a global network of
Marine protected areas

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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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Building Capacity for Sustainable #Tourism in the Coral Triangle https://t.co/mVvbB0AcVh #coraltriangle #hopespots https://t.co/FqjBslGvCi
RT @AluciaProd: We spotted a blue-spotted grouper in Raja Ampat. #CoralReef #Fish #WildlifeWednesday https://t.co/qJmIcz4G0i
This Summer Nautilus Explores National Marine Sanctuaries https://t.co/3HpugC9lH3 @EVNautilus #hopespots https://t.co/T8RDklxAbp
Connecticut Begins Site Selection for Long Island Sound Estuarine Reserve https://t.co/WRQQOizGRi https://t.co/2X8FH3zWzk
Welcome to the incredible world of @christianvizl photography, a Mission Blue partner! https://t.co/jfAr6n3EB6 https://t.co/5i33XVt3rs
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
We're proud to partner with #KIDSfortheBAY – a great group teaching through exploration! https://t.co/SNxY0rsywi https://t.co/zVWw0A1KAm

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.