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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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
#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
We are so excited to have Coral Morphologic as our newest Mission Blue partner! @CoralMorph https://t.co/yKucRX0h9I https://t.co/PO6X3YjlBw
Stop Oil Drilling Group is S. Carolina's Conservationist of the Year https://t.co/sz7dN1s70M #ClimateChange #Ocean https://t.co/jEsqKvUx04

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.