What We Do
Executive Producer of the multi-award winning series ‘Frozen Planet’, ‘Planet Earth’ and ‘The Blue Planet’:
"Global Ocean is doing an excellent job of raising awareness of one of the great issues facing humanity today: the degredation and destruction occurring in the world's oceans. As well as the one billion people living in coastal areas already being directly impacted by dwindling fish stocks; pollution, plastic and otherwise, is affecting the health of the oceans at all levels in a deeply alarming way. Global Ocean is addressing these problems both at the source and at the public level, and partly by its work an awareness of these threats is finding its way into the public consciousness."
Global Ocean is a London based, privately financed marine conservation charity established in 2006. Global Ocean teaches children about the importance of a healthy ocean to their survival on a blue planet and engages them in ways to responsibly look after our seas. Its objective is to heighten public awareness about the plight of the seas and to secure funding for conservation projects around the world. To do this, Global Ocean aims to:
- Fund small projects with big impacts
- Protect marine species
- Generate an affinity to the marine world to encourage individuals to positively contribute to marine stewardship
- Highlight the importance of individual and collective responsibility for our ocean resources, safeguarding them for future generations
- Facilitate relationships between marine conservation bodies to guarantee long term sustainability of the oceans
To achieve these aims Global Ocean develops key campaigns around current marine issues. By raising awareness and providing simple yet effective steps such as events and online petitions, the general public can contribute and make a real difference to marine protection.
To help generate public support for marine conservation, Global Ocean also works with the arts, providing a platform to relay our messages. Our work includes educational outreach workshops located in the classroom as well as in museums, galleries and at festivals. Previous workshops have been located within the National Geographic Store, the Design Museum London and the Mayor’s Thames Festival.
Global Ocean. Registered charity in England & Wales No. 1112899