Igniting public support
For a global network of
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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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RT @allieacts: Papahānaumokuākea is now the largest protected area on Earth! https://t.co/8BfPGg67AJ @POTUS @HawaiiReef @MontereyAq @Sylvia
Yahoo! UNESCO's Next World Heritage Sites Could be in several Mission Blue #HopeSpots! https://t.co/QvUjt25H10 https://t.co/nZa0kOvtMS
Obama creates the largest protected place on the planet, off Hawaii! https://t.co/RWJfIPScQy #MahaloObama #BlueParks https://t.co/TaZBw3HXXt
RT! Shocker -- the first-ever deep ocean mine is licensed to go ahead. [PETITION] https://t.co/zeOI2UTySc https://t.co/iDtZ6gW4Ga

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.