These websites are dedicated to ocean conservation and to sailors. We invite you to email us the link to any website you feel should be includedin this listing.
www.antinea-foundation.org/index.lblAntinea's mission is to bring people together, uniting efforts to protect, share and investigate the oceans and their beauty. By partnering with NGOs such as WWF, Antinea works to protect marine eco-regions that are most critical for the preservation of our world's biodiversity.
www.msc.orgThe Marine Stewardship Council (MSC,) is an international non-profit organization set up to promote solutions to the problem of overfishing. The MSC has developed an environmental standard to evaluate and reward fisheries. They also run an environmental certification and eco-labeling scheme for sustainable seafood from fisheries that meet this standard.
www.nrdc.orgThe Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is committed to creating and maintaining healthy, sustainable oceans through litigation, policy analysis and the support of over one million members and online activists.
www.oceanconservancy.orgThe Ocean Conservancy envisions a world of healthy, protected oceans with wild and flourishing ecosystems, free of pollution, and filled with diverse and abundant marine wildlife.
www.clf.orgConservation Law Foundation is an advocate for New England's environment, devoting a substantial portion of its resources to ocean conservation. Working in key areas such as sustainable fisheries, ocean management, habitat protection and climate change, CLF develops new tools to ensure the environmentally sound use of the ocean.
www.conservehi.orgConservation Council for Hawai'i is dedicated to protecting native Hawaiian plants, animals, and ecosystems for future generations. Since 1950, they have been on the forefront of the environmental movement in Hawai'i and a leader in shaping some of the most important environmental policies and programs in the Islands
www.reefguardian.orgReef Guardian International is a public-interest advocacy organization exclusively dedicated to the protection of coral reefs and their marine life.
www.savethefish.orgSave the Fish is the only national environmental organization dedicated exclusively to conserving ocean fish and their environment.
www.waterkeeper.orgWaterkeeper Alliance connects and supports local Waterkeeper programs to provide a voice for waterways and their communities.
www.plantafish.orgPlant a Fish is a nonprofit founded by third-generation ocean explorer and environmental advocate Fabien Cousteau, whose mission is to empower communities to become involved with responsible 're-planting' of key marine species in their local habitats in distressed bodies of water around the world.
www.eagantigua.orgThe Environmental Awareness Group of Antigua and Barbuda, or EAG as it is more commonly known, is a national, voluntary, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization. Our vision is a society informed and empowered to sustainably use and manage its natural resources
www.sharks.orgThe Shark Research Institute works to correct misperceptions about sharks, and stop the slaughter of 100 million sharks annually. A primary conservation strategy of SRI is creating value for sharks as sustainable natural resources for tourism industries, particularly in developing countries.
www.oceanfdn.orgThe Ocean Foundation offers full-service assistance to individual donors and foundations, providing them with an easy, effective way to plan, donate and evaluate their charitable gifts related to ocean conservation.
www.nfwf.orgThe National Fish and Wildlife Foundation conserves healthy populations of fish, wildlife and plants, on land and in the sea.
www.westmarine.comWest Marine actively promotes boating, working to reduce our impact on the environment, improving and protecting marine habitats, while continuing to contribute to social needs in the communities in which we do business.
www.marine-conservation.orgMarine Conservation Institute is an organization working to protect and restore marine life on the West Coast, around the United States, and beyond.
www.environmentaldefense.orgEnvironmental Defense is fighting to protect human health, restore our oceans and ecosystems, and curb global warming.
www.surfrider.orgThe Surfrider Foundation is an organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches.
www.nature.org/initiatives/marineThe mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
www.bluefront.orgThe Blue Frontier Campaign works to support "seaweed" (marine grassroots) efforts at the local, regional and national level, with an emphasis on bottom up organizing to bring the voice of citizen activists into national decision making that will impact our public seas.
www.plasticsoup.org/enInspired by the vast amount of plastic waste floating in the Pacific Ocean, this blog features videos, essays and information on the Pacific Gyre, research into the subject, and actions individuals can take to affect a change.
www.ailt.orgAquidneck Land Trust in Rhode Island preserves Aquidneck Island's open spaces and natural character for the lasting benefit of the community.
Ocean=ClimateThis website is a great resource for understanding the relationship between our climate and our ocean. Throughout this site you can learn about the effects climate change has on the ocean through videos, articles, and from their interactive forums.
Participe Futur Participe Futur is a French/Swiss non-profit organization that aims at preserving the marine environment through promoting research, awareness and educational programmes onboard its two sailing boats, Alcyon and Halifax.
Google Earth with NOAA Charts A new tool has been developed to provide NOAA nautical charts in a familiar Google Earth interface. The GeoGarage spatial image server, provides access to 1,018 U.S. nautical charts. Users can zoom in or out and adjust the transparency of these charts to see the underlying orthophotos and terrestrial maps.
www.oceanfutures.orgOcean Futures is on a mission to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection.
www.theoceanproject.orgThe Ocean Project's mission is to help our Partners - more than 800zoos, aquariums, museums, and other types of conservation-mindedorganizations - become more effective at motivating their visitors andmembers to act as responsible stewards of our ocean planet.
www.seaweb.orgSea Web is a project designed to raise awareness of the world ocean and the life within it.
www.cousteau.orgThe Cousteau Foundation is committed to educating people to understand, to love and to protect the water systems of the planet, marine and fresh water, for the well-being of future generations.
www.coralreefalliance.orgThe goal of CORAL is to help coral park managers leverage sustainable tourism to build local investment in the conservation of coral reef parks.
http://blog.islandpress.org/Eco-Compass, the Internet Guide to Environmental Information, presents an overview of information on a wide range of environmental topics with links to scores of related sites and other sources of in-depth information.
IEMANYA OCEANICAThis non-profit organization is dedicated to the conservation of sharks, rays and their habitats. IEMANYA is an international organization of scientists, educators and environmentalists committed to protecting marine life, especially sharks and rays, while addressing the socio-economic repercussions of conservation within the communities that depend on marine resources.
www.epa.govThe mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment.
http://pmel.noaa.gov/co2/ The mission of this website is to advance scientific understanding of the ocean carbon cycle and how it is changing over time in support of NOAA's commitment to improve the Nation's ability to anticipate and respond to climate impacts and to conserve and manage healthy oceans, coastal ecosystems, and marine resources. This website offers information on understanding the ocean carbon cycle and ocean acidification.
www.noaa.govThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration conducts research and gathers data about the global oceans, atmosphere, space, and sun, and applies this knowledge to science and service.
www.bluewaternetwork.orgBluewater Network's mission is to champion innovative solutions and inspire individuals to protect the earth's finite and vulnerable ecosystems.
www.oceana.orgOceana organizes campaigns around the world to protect and restore our oceans.
NOAA Ocean Acidification Fact Sheet (PDF)With the increase in ocean acidification, NOAA published this fact sheet on the current state of the science in regard to this worrisome trend. Ocean acidification affects the ability of zooplankton to maintain protective shells, compromising the food chain at its base; reduces the rate at which coral reefs produce their skeletons, which results in reduced habitat for fish, and impairs their ability to protect vulnerable coasts that rely on them as barriers to devastating storms and surf. Pew Oceans Commission In June 2000, the 18 members of the independent Pew Oceans Commission embarked on a national review of ocean policies, the first of its kind in more than 30 years. For two and a half years, the commissioners traveled around the country, speaking to thousands of citizens who live and work along the coasts, and worked with dozens of leading scientists to publish a series of reports on pollution, coastal development, marine reserves, fishing, aquaculture, and invasive species.
The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative This initiative follows up the Pew Report with constant and updated information and research on the state of the oceans and efforts to improve them. U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policywas created by Congress through the Oceans Act of 2000 to establish findings and make recommendations to the President and Congress for a coordinated and comprehensive national ocean policy. View the recommendations of The US Commission on Ocean Policy.
www.algalita.orgThe Algalita Marine Research Foundation is dedicated to the protection of the marine environment and its watersheds through research, education, and restoration. Recent research has focused on mapping plastic pollution in oceans and the North Pacific Gyre.
www.projectkaisei.orgProject Kaisei consists of a team of innovators, scientists, environmentalists, ocean lovers, sailors, and sports enthusiasts who have come together to study how to capture marine debris in the North Pacific Gyre and to study retrieval and processing techniques that could be potentially employed to detoxify and recycle these materials into diesel fuel.
www.seakeepers.orgSeakeepers actively protects the oceans by equipping vessels and platforms around the world with sophisticated ocean and atmospheric monitoring sensors.
www.whoi.eduWoods Hole Oceanographic Institute has a rich website covering a variety of ocean research topics.
www.thorfinnexpeditions.comThorfinn Expeditions enables people to find adventure and the reward that comes from sailing in extraordinary places in a safe and environmentally responsible way.
www.summersailstice.comThe 12th Annual Summer Sailstice to be held June 23, 2012. Summer Sailstice is the global holiday celebrating sailing held annually on the summer solstice, the longest sailing days of the year. Pledges from this year's Summer Sailstice will help support Sailors for the Sea.
www.sailtrac.comSailtrac is an online community that lets you keep friends posted on your adventures aboard and abroad - make new friends along the way! Create a public postcard and develop a private network on Sailtrac where you can create custom mapping, share photos, video clips, journal entries and special interests with your growing network of mutual friends!
www.sailingworld.comFor over 40 years, competitive sailors have looked to Sailing World as the No. 1 source of news and information on sailboat racing at every level.
www.ussailing.orgUS Sailing's mission is to encourage participation and promote excellence in sailing and racing in the United States.