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2008 Projects

Global Ocean Environmental Awareness Raising Workshop 

 

The aim of our workshops were to raise awareness of the matter of marine pollution in public shools located close to the sea. 

 

Manx Basking Shark Watch Project

 

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute was established to create a regional centre for excellence in coral reef science. With a programme of continuing education and outreach to schoolchildren, students and coral scientists, it offers a base for the study and monitoring of reef biology on Little Cayman Island

 

The Lamalera Project

 

Some years ago Deborah Burton's father, former-whaler John Burton, developed a relationship with the Lamalerans, the last remaining whalers who hunt sperm whales by hand. Their conversations were focussed on exploring ways to help the community develop and John offered to help in this effort. 

 

Fundacion Omacha

 

Global Ocean is funding 2 full-time conservationists to work under the management of Fernando Trujillo to help conserve river dolphins in the Latin American region.

 

Centro de Consservacion Cetacean

 

Global Ocean supported CCC's Chile campaign for a whale sanctuary 

 

Commitee Ballena Azul

 

Funded Ballena Azul of Nicaragua to participate at the International Whaling Committee (IWC) 60th Annual Meeting. 

 

Fundacion Celthus

 

Global Ocean continued to support Fundacion Celthus by funding the report 'The status of whale watching activity in Latin America'.

 

Paciano Meeting

 

Global Ocean sponsored a meeting of scientific experts at Sidney's home town of Paciano concerning the current impasse at the International Whaling Commission or IWC. Again the IWC is in crisis and there's a deadlock about what to do.

 

Central Caribbean Marine Institute

 

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute was established to create a regional centre for excellence in coral reef science. With a programme of continuing education and outreach to schoolchildren, students and coral scientists, it offers a base for the study and monitoring of reef biology on Little Cayman Island

 

Ocean Alliance

 

Ocean Alliance was founded in 1971 by biologist Roger Payne. Led by Dr Payne and Chief Executive Officer Iain Kerr, Ocean Alliance collects a broad spectrum of data on whales relating particularly to toxicology, bioacoustics, behaviour and genetics.