Mark J. Spalding
As ocean-based trade increases, so too does its environmental footprint. We need to move toward more sustainable transportation to protect the marine environment.
On July 2, a gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico led to a fire in the ocean, a reminder of how delicate our ecosystem is. To keep the sea healthy, we need to listen to its calls.
In response to the recent Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, NOAA has been instructed to collect recommendations on how to make fisheries and protected resources more resilient to climate change. We at The Ocean Foundation welcome the opportunity to respond.
The ocean covers more than 71% of the planet, and you don’t have to dig very far to find out just how much we haven’t explored, don’t understand, and need to know to improve the human relationship with our planet’s life support system.
Marine science is real, and we have to back it with action. That means training new scientists, enabling scientists to participate in scientific and other knowledge sharing no matter where they live and work, and using the data and conclusions to inform policies that protect and support all ocean life.
Women have played leading roles in conservation and stewardship of our natural heritage for more than a century—and in marine conservation, we have been blessed over the decades with their leadership and vision.
Today the United States is rejoining the Paris Agreement, the global commitment to combat climate change through national and cooperative international actions. That will leave only seven nations of 197 …
The results of our national election feel half good—no matter who your candidate(s) are, the tight outcomes forecast difficulties in meeting the challenges of our times. Yet, I believe that …
We stand in solidarity with the black community as there is no place or room for hatred or bigotry across our ocean community.
This is a time for unity and caring for others. It is also a time to anticipate what challenges the future holds, and to plan ahead for the recovery after the pandemic.
As the disruptions caused by the response to COVID 19 continue, communities are struggling at almost every level even as acts of kindness and support offer comfort and humor.