Blue: Roundup of Session 1 on the Mission Blue Voyage

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 the world’s oceans — come true. And like all TED events, they’ll watch riveting talks from the world’s most remarkable people.

From April 6-10, the TED Blog will cover the latest happenings on the Mission Blue Voyage, from the latest talks to the behind-the-scenes conversations. Check back often — and look for the first Mission Blue talks on TED.com in the next weeks!


Callum Roberts — an astonishing teller of old fishing tales.


Jeremy Jackson: The only fishery left in many places is the jellyfish fishery.


Jean-Michel Cousteau: How can we help the ocean? Make a connection with your local authorities. Speak from your heart.


Sylvia Earle: For thousands of years, the ocean has kept us alive. Now it’s time for us to return the favor.

Watch for moment-by-moment updates on @MissionBlue on Twitter.

Photos: TED / James Duncan Davidson