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Progress for “the blue heart of the planet” and a plan to de-extinct a kayak: A recap of “Planet Dearth,” All-Stars Session 1 at TED2014Progress for “the blue heart of the planet” and a plan to de-extinct a kayak: A recap of “Planet Dearth,” All-Stars Session 1 at TED2014

Posted By Tedstaff

By Liz Jacobs and Kate Torgovnick Are we on the brink of a resource crisis? All signs point to yes. As the human population grows, the planet is buckling under the pressure of our needs. In this inaugural All-Stars session, 11 classic TED speakers return to the stage to share their deep concern for preserving […]

Global Issues

Dive into ocean news on mission-blue.orgDive into ocean news on mission-blue.org

Posted By TED Guest Author

TED Prize winner Sylvia Earle inspired all of us to care deeply about the ocean and to think deeply about how we can protect it. But the ocean is vast and the challenges are numerous. Where do we begin to understand the complex beauty that is the ocean? One great place to start: The new […]

 

Save the ocean, refuse plastics: Dianna Cohen for World Oceans Day

Posted By Tedstaff

By the end of Mission Blue Voyage, most of the attendees and speakers were sporting cool glass necklaces, a gift from Dianna Cohen, second from left, and the Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC). (From left, above, you can see filmmaker Mike deGruy, Dianna Cohen, speaker John Delaney, and the legendary Sylvia Earle, all wearing their glass […]

Oceans

Ocean hope at Mission Blue: A collaboration experiment comes good

Posted By Tedstaff

ABOVE: Sylvia Earle welcomes us to Mission Blue Voyage. How to describe what happened last week? A Galapagos sea-voyage of 100 people (including Sylvia Earle, Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward Norton, Glenn Close, Elizabeth Banks, Steve Case, Ted Waitt, Bill Joy, Jackson Browne, Damien Rice, Chevy Chase, Jean-Michel Cousteau and 30 of the world’s leading marine scientists) […]

Oceans

Wonder: Roundup of Session 5 on the Mission Blue Voyage

Posted By Matthew Trost

Shark diver Mike Rutzen: Sharks form a social hierarchy better than any military. Edith Widder: Bioluminescence has evolved 40 to 50 separate times in history. What makes it so important to animals? Fred Grassle: The rate of discovery of new species in sea mud is a steep graph up. Mike deGruy: “I first fell in […]

Oceans

Interconnection: Roundup of Session 4 on the Mission Blue Voyage

Posted By Matthew Trost

Rob Dunbar: We need ocean targets for climate change. Most oceanographers say 450 CO2 is too high. Stephen Palumbi: “We’re making the ocean unhappy. And if the ocean ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” Chevy Chase: “I don’t fish, just never have. But if fish could scream, I don’t think anyone would fish.” Dee Boersma: “I’ve […]

Oceans

Your ideas for saving the ocean

Posted By Matthew Trost

We asked our Twitter fans on @missionblue to share their ideas for saving the ocean. Here’s a sampling of what they replied: @galapa_gal: Placing GPS units on all registered vessels like they are doing now in Galapagos good idea however pirates still fish @oceanuni: fund research in healthcare to reduce amount of plastics/ improve disposal/ […]

Oceans

Protection: Roundup of Session 3 on the Mission Blue Voyage

Posted By Matthew Trost

Kristina Gjerde: How do we monitor the open ocean? Using technology from space exploration. Barton Seaver: Just because there’s cod at the counter, doesn’t mean there’s enough cod in the sea. Damien Rice: “We have 12 minutes 37 seconds to write a song. Give me a chord and name an emotion.” Enric Sala: In a […]

Oceans

Vulnerability: Roundup of Session 2 on the Mission Blue Voyage

Posted By Matthew Trost

Barbara Block: We know very little about tuna. It’s the 21st century but we really have just begun studying the oceans. Brian Skerry: The ocean’s not a grocery store; we can’t keep taking and not paying. Daniel Pauly: Ocean simluations draw gasps now, because we know we are seeing what we have lost. Dianna Cohen: […]

Oceans

Meet the Mission Blue Idea Champions

Posted By Matthew Trost

At the end of the first day of the Mission Blue Voyage, seven Idea Champions with marine and environmental expertise across disciplines pitched their big ideas for ocean protection and restoration. These ideas will form the building blocks for actions pursued by the Mission Blue team in the months to come, as they continue in […]

Oceans

Blue: Roundup of Session 1 on the Mission Blue Voyage

Posted By Matthew Trost

Yesterday began the Mission Blue Voyage — a first-of-its-kind conference hosted by TED. Marine scientists, deep-sea explorers, tech innovators, policy makers and cultural icons will come aboard the National Geographic Endeavor and sail to the Galapagos Islands. For four days, they’ll brainstorm how to make Sylvia Earle‘s TED Prize wish — to protect and restore […]

TED2010

Announcing Mission Blue: A TED Prize wish

Posted By Emily McManus

From the TED Prize session: Mission Blue is the name for an ambitious, overarching project to create marine protected areas. It’s powered by Sylvia Earle’s 2009 TEDPrize wish: “I wish you would use all means at your disposal — films! expeditions! the web! more! — to ignite public support for a global network of marine […]

Oceans

It's World Oceans Day! Take a poll to help Sylvia Earle's wish come true

Posted By Emily McManus

Take 3 minutes to help celebrate World Oceans Day by helping us grant Sylvia Earle’s 2009 TED Prize wish. Our partners at Razorfish have created an ocean survey regarding the threats to marine life today. This survey will offer valuable insights into the public’s knowledge of the dangers facing our oceans. We would love to […]

Science

The World Science Festival is next week in New York City

Posted By Matthew Trost

We are excited to report that the World Science Festival is returning for its second year next week in New York City. The five-day program of events is jam-packed with amazing sessions that explore intriguing subjects such as nothingness, the science of traffic, perception of the human face, the neural basis for our enjoyment of […]