Ocean Impact Projects
Blue Endeavors brings together leading organizations, our members and our global student community, to build impactful ocean conservation and restoration projects that make a real difference. We’re taking on some of the biggest challenges facing our oceans – like coral bleaching, pollution, and climate change. And because we know even small changes can make a big difference, we also roll up our sleeves and host trash pick up events at local beaches. Become a member today and find the right BE Project for you to make a difference too!
Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience
Urchin Project participants strategically plan and execute the reduction of the grossly overpopulated sea urchins that are decimating vital coastal kelp. While this culling process may sound grim, coordinated population control is a proven short-term remediation in our urgently needed response to regional kelp bed deforestation. As we battle the armies of urchin that boom in the warming seas, we also support the research and development of long-term solutions to global temperature change.
Megafauna Research and Protection
The Blue Endeavors Marine Megafauna Project is a vital support mechanism for some of our oceans largest, yet most vulnerable inhabitants. As a designated research diver in this exciting, fulfilling and important project, your participation will help advance scientific research and aid in identifying much needed protected areas. You’ll use a range of data collection methods, including AI enabled facial recognition software to reliably identify marine megafauna, like the inspiring Giant Manta. By collecting technical data related to endangered, protected, or key marine species, you’ll help protect a wide range of marine megafauna species and contribute important open-source data to our growing community of impact.
Blue Carbon Sequestration
Climate change is the most critical issue facing our planet. Our Kelp Project is designed to leverage deep ocean carbon sequestration to limit global temperature increase and to preserve and reforest oxygen generating kelp beds. This project directly contributes to international sustainability goals and restoring an essential ecosystem for biodiversity and ocean health. Locations identified for reforestation may double as sustainable, healthy, seafood farm sites in the future. The BE community is always at work and in our united effort to change the future of our planet, we create, collect and share research data that may prove invaluable to parallel or future conservation efforts. Large, world-wide data sets are required to advance marine science and to identify key protected areas. BE integrates with our multitudes of community branches and partner organizations, to ensure data is captured, maintained, and always available to the research community at large.
Protection and Prevention
All paths to healing the oceans require the prevention and remediation of coral bleaching events. Unchecked, the reef, plants and animals that call it home, and the often already underserved coastal community, are left devastated. Our Coral Bleaching Response team works with affected communities, facilitating multi-cultural collaboration while actively supporting innovative solutions ranging from artificial water movement and coral shading to heat tolerant species introduction.
Create, Collect and Share
The BE community is always at work and in our united effort to change the future of our planet, we create, collect and share research data that may prove invaluable to parallel or future conservation efforts. Large, world-wide data sets are required to advance marine science and to identify key protected areas. BE integrates with our multitudes of community branches and partner organizations, to ensure data is captured, maintained, and always available to the research community at large.
Students and Mentorships
The world’s future leaders in the fields of ocean and climate change must emerge independent of race, background, or economic status. We identify, mentors and develop students from around the world, while fostering multiculturalism and diversity in all our solution focused conservation work. The Blue Endeavors Future Leaders Project provides our students committed mentorships that lead directly to internships, jobs and career development.
Blue Endeavors' SEE CHANGE Video Program, trains aspiring young citizen journalists, in the art of storytelling and using digital tools to create change. Through on-site workshops and a series of fun, informative webinars, we make it easy for students to grasp the fundamentals of how to tell a good story and apply those principles to creating positive ocean impact.
Regrowth and Restore
Blue Endeavors members, students and citizen scientists, join forces with local communities and like-minded organizations at strategically selected hubs around the world, supporting coral reef natural recovery processes and regrowth. Through cultivating, outplanting and monitoring diverse coral species we are helping to regrow and restore coral reefs, which is key to necessary biodiversity and the wellbeing of our coastal communities.