Ocean for Life

Ocean for Life: One World, One Ocean

Sponsors

Ocean for Life 2013

The Ocean for Life program is a partnership among the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of National Marine SanctuariesThe GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Program and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

Ocean for Life is presented in collaboration with Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society, American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking, Meridian International CenterChannel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and the University of California Santa Barbara's Marine Science Institute.

Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

The Ettinger Foundation

Supporters: University of California Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute (staff support and facilities); Oceanic (for snorkeling gear donation), Santa Barbara Channelkeeper (instruction of activities); Watershed Resource Center and Explore Ecology (instruction of activities); Wishtoyo Foundation (reduced fees for Chumash Discovery Village); Gretchen E. Hofmann's Ocean Acidification Laboratory (lectures and tour of lab); Island Packers (reduced island transportation); University of Southern California Sea Grant (instruction of activities), UC Natural Reserve System (field station facilities on Santa Cruz Island); The Nature Conservancy (use of their property on the Santa Cruz Island); Channel Islands Outfitters, Inc. (reduced fee for kayak rentals and tour at Santa Cruz Island); Channel Islands Kayak Center (reduced fee for kayak rentals and tour in Channel Islands Harbor); Ty Warner Sea Center (reduced entrance fee); Congresswoman Lois Capps (support and time to meet students); Forestry Suppliers (sole provider of the GLOBE hydrology equipment) and Om Sweet Mama (reduced catering rates for Santa Cruz Island and farewell beach BBQ).

Ocean for Life 2011

The Ocean for Life program is a partnership among the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, The GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Program, SCUBAnauts International and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

Ocean for Life is presented in collaboration with the National Geographic Society, American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking, Meridian International Center, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and the University of California, Santa Barbara's Marine Science Institute.

Sponsors include:

Qatar Foundation International

 

WAFRA Investment Advisory Group, Inc.

One World One Ocean Foundation

The Ettinger Foundation

Ellmar Foundation

 

Ocean for Life is supported by a host of public and private interests that contribute instruction, use of facilities and reduced fees to participating students.

 

Supporters

University of California, Santa Barbara Marine Science Institute (staff support and facilities); NOAA Fisheries (staff support); Santa Barbara Channelkeeper (instruction of activities); Watershed Resource Center and Art from Scrap (instruction of activities); Coastal Marine Biolabs (provide student interactions); Channel Islands National Park (tour of visitor center, island resource, and Channel Islands Live! underwater broadcast); Ventura County of Education (Channel Islands Live! underwater broadcast); Marine Exchange of Southern California (facility tour and live link capabilities); Wishtoyo Foundation (reduced fees for Chumash Discovery Village); Gretchen Hofman's Ocean Acidification Laboratory (lectures and tour of lab); Island Packers (reduced island transportation); University of Southern California Sea Grant/COSEE-West, UC Reserve System (field station facilities on Santa Cruz Island); The Nature Conservancy (use of their property on the Santa Cruz Island); Channel Islands Outfitters, Inc. (reduced fee for kayak rentals and tour); Growing Solutions (instruction of activities); Ty Warner Sea Center (reduced entrance fee); Congresswoman Lois Capps (support and time to meet students); Forestry Suppliers (sole provider of the GLOBE hydrology equipment) and Om Sweet Mama (reduced catering rates for Santa Cruz Island and farewell beach BBQ).

 

NASA supports increased opportunities for today's youth to excel in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). As part of that initiative, NASA has awarded a substantial three-year grant in support of SCUBAnauts International and provides primary sponsorship of The GLOBE Program, both of whom are primary partners in the Ocean for Life program.

 

The U.S. Department of State has provided diplomatic and consular support for Ocean for Life.  

 

Ocean for Life 2009

Sponsor

Ellmar Foundation

 

Supporters

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), Headlands Institute, Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association, Camp S.E.A. Lab and MarineLab.

 

The U.S. Department of State has provided diplomatic and consular support for Ocean for Life, and the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies provided consultation support.

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