About Us

Who We Are

 

Global Ocean is a marine conservation charity, established in 2006.

 

We aim to educate and raise awareness about the importance of healthy oceans for sustaining life. In doing so we seek to positively engage the public and encourage stewardship of our blue planet.

 

Our campaigns across the UK, India, UAE and USA focus on the problem of plastic pollution in the marine environment, plus elasmobranch and cetacean conservation.

What We Do

 

We develop and deliver free educational workshops and resources for schools and the public around the world, to inspire the next generation of leaders to take action to protect our oceans.

 

Our educational workshops are welcomed 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 at the Mayor’s Thames Festival.

 

In order to promote our message we organise public events such as beach clean-ups and marches on Westminster.

Partnerships

 

We believe that sharing a joint voice on these issues is vital to affecting positive change and safeguarding our oceans for future generations.

 

We team up with likeminded individuals and organisations, including NGOs, arts and educational institutions and local councils and regional governments. We also actively collaborate with similar organisations via participation and help to fund grassroots projects, see our projects page for more information.

Alastair Fothergill

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."