We fund and actively support a variety of sustainable marine conservation programmes.

Our aim is that the rich biodiversity of the world’s largest and most important wilderness, the ocean, may be protected and thrive for generations to come.

“The ocean’s power of regeneration is remarkable
– if we just offer it the chance.”


– Sir David Attenborough

We fund and actively support a variety of sustainable marine conservation programmes.

Our aim is that the rich biodiversity of the world’s largest and most important wilderness, the ocean, may be protected and thrive for generations to come.

“The ocean’s power of regeneration is remarkable
– if we just offer it the chance.”


– Sir David Attenborough

WHO

WHAT

PROGRAMMES

Oceans Family Foundation are proud to support these programmes

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OCEANS WITHOUT
BORDERS

&Beyond’s Oceans Without Borders initiative, in partnership with Africa Foundation, expands their longstanding dedication to land and wildlife conservation to include the much needed protection and preservation of our oceans.

Plastic Free

A PLASTIC
PLANET

A Plastic Planet is a goal campaign organisation . It was founded to ignite and inspire the world to turn off the plastic tap. We want to dramatically REDUCE the use of indestructible plastic that is destroying our oceans, our soils, our air and the health of future generations.

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WORLDRISE

Worldrise is a non-profit organisation founded by young professionals able to create projects that unite environmental protection, creativity, and education.

CONNECT

ACTION & BIOLOGY CAMPUS 🤿 
 

On September 26th the fourth week of this year’s Action & Biology Campus will be taking place. Organiser’s @worldrise_onlus take participants through six days of theory and practice to inform the future custodians of the sea, in the beautiful setting of Golfo Aranci (Sardinia).

10 students with scientific background will have the possibility to deepen the themes of coastal monitoring, snorkeling through the marine flora and fauna of the area, and to discover more about marine mammals identification, participating in a data collection experience at sea. 

Head to @worldrise_onlus to find out more about the campus and how to participate in upcoming courses.

#OceanPositivePeople #WeActForNature #ActionandBiologyCampus #Triblù #TogetherWeRise #worldrise #oceanconservation #oceanfamilyfoundation

ACTION & BIOLOGY CAMPUS 🤿


On September 26th the fourth week of this year’s Action & Biology Campus will be taking place. Organiser’s @worldrise_onlus take participants through six days of theory and practice to inform the future custodians of the sea, in the beautiful setting of Golfo Aranci (Sardinia).

10 students with scientific background will have the possibility to deepen the themes of coastal monitoring, snorkeling through the marine flora and fauna of the area, and to discover more about marine mammals identification, participating in a data collection experience at sea.

Head to @worldrise_onlus to find out more about the campus and how to participate in upcoming courses.

#OceanPositivePeople #WeActForNature #ActionandBiologyCampus #Triblù #TogetherWeRise #worldrise #oceanconservation #oceanfamilyfoundation
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UKSA

Yachtmaster graduate Julia Prinselaar shares her fantastic journey on the ocean with training provider @uksasailing 

“UKSA’s offshore qualification opened a big door to a professional life of adventure. I completed my studies at the end of April and began work in the marine industry in May 2022. I am First Mate of a 56’ aluminium expedition sailing vessel that works with scientists and documentary filmmakers operating in Greenland and the Canadian Artic. Together with my husband, be also run High Latitudes, consulting with private yacht owners who wish to take their vessels into polar regions north and south.”

“We spend a lot of time exploring uncharted waters, so once the anchor is up, I’m at the helm, keeping my eyes on the depth sounder to take the boat to our next destination – usually a nearby fjord or glacial front. If you’ve been thinking about it, do it. I started a career change at 36 – it’s not too late”.

Read more here 👉🏼https://uksa.org/case-studies/julia-prinselaar/ 

#uksa #oceanfamilyfoundation #marinebiology #northpole #southpole #oceanconservation #marineexploration

UKSA

Yachtmaster graduate Julia Prinselaar shares her fantastic journey on the ocean with training provider @uksasailing

“UKSA’s offshore qualification opened a big door to a professional life of adventure. I completed my studies at the end of April and began work in the marine industry in May 2022. I am First Mate of a 56’ aluminium expedition sailing vessel that works with scientists and documentary filmmakers operating in Greenland and the Canadian Artic. Together with my husband, be also run High Latitudes, consulting with private yacht owners who wish to take their vessels into polar regions north and south.”

“We spend a lot of time exploring uncharted waters, so once the anchor is up, I’m at the helm, keeping my eyes on the depth sounder to take the boat to our next destination – usually a nearby fjord or glacial front. If you’ve been thinking about it, do it. I started a career change at 36 – it’s not too late”.

Read more here 👉🏼https://uksa.org/case-studies/julia-prinselaar/

#uksa #oceanfamilyfoundation #marinebiology #northpole #southpole #oceanconservation #marineexploration
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TURTLE HATCHING 🐢 

Exciting news from Mnemba Island – in the past two weeks, there have been two different female turtles recorded nesting on the island!

The @oceanswithoutborders long-standing turtle monitoring programme on the island has been running for over 20 years now, making it one of the most consistent data sets for turtle nesting behaviour in the Western Indian Ocean. Green turtles come to nest on the island all year round making it a regionally crucial breeding site for them, and for us to continue understanding the factors which drive green turtle nesting behaviour locally.

Back in 2019, the island played host to an impressive 123 turtle nests, and our turtle monitors are hoping the nesting season in 2022 will be another productive one!

📸 @andrewvdbroeck 

#mnembaisland #turtle #turtlehatching #ocean #oceanconservation #habitat #naturalhabitat #westindianocean #turtlemonitoring #oceanswithoutborders #oceanfamilyfoundation

TURTLE HATCHING 🐢

Exciting news from Mnemba Island – in the past two weeks, there have been two different female turtles recorded nesting on the island!

The @oceanswithoutborders long-standing turtle monitoring programme on the island has been running for over 20 years now, making it one of the most consistent data sets for turtle nesting behaviour in the Western Indian Ocean. Green turtles come to nest on the island all year round making it a regionally crucial breeding site for them, and for us to continue understanding the factors which drive green turtle nesting behaviour locally.

Back in 2019, the island played host to an impressive 123 turtle nests, and our turtle monitors are hoping the nesting season in 2022 will be another productive one!

📸 @andrewvdbroeck

#mnembaisland #turtle #turtlehatching #ocean #oceanconservation #habitat #naturalhabitat #westindianocean #turtlemonitoring #oceanswithoutborders #oceanfamilyfoundation
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BETTER WITH LESS 🥇 

“We’ve got to fundamentally rethink why we are the only species on the planet that creates waste” – @siansutherland 

@aplasticplanet co-founder @siansutherland is part of the judging team join in this year's Better With Less awards.

Are you the change maker? Introduce your packaging design solution and impress @metsaboard jury
with @siansutherland from @aplasticplanet in
#BetterWithLess - Design Challenge!

@metsaboard Better With Less is looking for innovative designs that will tackle the abundance of waste that plagues our planet and create a system that leaves zero waste through a circular economy. 

#turnofftheplastictap #plasticfree #betterwithless #oceanfamilyfoundation #plasticfree #recycle #reuse #designawards #zerowaste

BETTER WITH LESS 🥇

“We’ve got to fundamentally rethink why we are the only species on the planet that creates waste” – @siansutherland

@aplasticplanet co-founder @siansutherland is part of the judging team join in this year's Better With Less awards.

Are you the change maker? Introduce your packaging design solution and impress @metsaboard jury
with @siansutherland from @aplasticplanet in
#BetterWithLess - Design Challenge!

@metsaboard Better With Less is looking for innovative designs that will tackle the abundance of waste that plagues our planet and create a system that leaves zero waste through a circular economy.

#turnofftheplastictap #plasticfree #betterwithless #oceanfamilyfoundation #plasticfree #recycle #reuse #designawards #zerowaste
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WOODLANDS AND WAVES 🌊 

@uksasailing has announced a new partnership with Inspiring Learning, a leading provider of outdoor learning programmes for all ages.

The new ‘Woodland and Waves’ residential programme is a dual centre experience, located on the Isle of Wight at both Inspiring Learning and UKSA’s centres. 

Children will be able to experience a wide variety of both land and water-based activities across the two centres, helping them to build confidence, work as part of a team and develop resilience. Available during autumn and spring months, the programme is completely customisable and offers five-day, four-night stays. Activities include water-based options such as dinghy sailing, keelboating, stand up paddleboarding and kayaking alongside shore-based choices of climbing, abseiling, zip wire, aero ball, high and low ropes, buggy building, and bushcraft. 

For more information head to 👉🏼@uksasailing 

#uksa #sailing #sailingcharity #ocean #oceanconservation #teambuilding #isleofwight #wateractivities #paddleboarding #sailinglife #kayaking

WOODLANDS AND WAVES 🌊

@uksasailing has announced a new partnership with Inspiring Learning, a leading provider of outdoor learning programmes for all ages.

The new ‘Woodland and Waves’ residential programme is a dual centre experience, located on the Isle of Wight at both Inspiring Learning and UKSA’s centres.

Children will be able to experience a wide variety of both land and water-based activities across the two centres, helping them to build confidence, work as part of a team and develop resilience. Available during autumn and spring months, the programme is completely customisable and offers five-day, four-night stays. Activities include water-based options such as dinghy sailing, keelboating, stand up paddleboarding and kayaking alongside shore-based choices of climbing, abseiling, zip wire, aero ball, high and low ropes, buggy building, and bushcraft.

For more information head to 👉🏼@uksasailing

#uksa #sailing #sailingcharity #ocean #oceanconservation #teambuilding #isleofwight #wateractivities #paddleboarding #sailinglife #kayaking
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HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

As we mourn Her Majesty The Queen, our thoughts and prayers are with His Majesty The King and the Royal Family. 

We honour Her Majesty’s life of service with her unparalleled alchemy of intelligence, experience, wisdom, humour, curiosity, humility and faith that reached around the world throughout her reign.

God Save The King

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

As we mourn Her Majesty The Queen, our thoughts and prayers are with His Majesty The King and the Royal Family.

We honour Her Majesty’s life of service with her unparalleled alchemy of intelligence, experience, wisdom, humour, curiosity, humility and faith that reached around the world throughout her reign.

God Save The King
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MELTING 🧊 

Research based on satellite measurements of ice losses from Greenland and the shape of the ice cap from 2000-19 has allowed scientists to calculate how the climate crisis has pushed the ice sheet from an equilibrium where snowfall matches the ice lost.

They found that a minimum 10.6in sea-level rise is inevitable regardless of action to limit carbon emissions after 110tn tonnes of the Greenland ice cap melted. A multi-metre sea-level rise also appears likely as the trajectory of environmental damage continues.

"The minimum of 27cm is the sea-level rise deficit that we have accrued to date and it's going to get paid out, no matter what we do going forward," said Dr William Colgan, from the National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland. “Whether it's coming in 100 years or 150 years, it's coming. And the sea-level rise we are committed to is growing at present, because of the climate trajectory we're on."

This figure could more than double within this century. The 27cm estimate is a minimum because it only accounts for global heating so far, writes Damien Carrington, but experts said "there is still a lot of room to minimise the damage".

Read more @guardian https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/30/first-thing-major-sea-level-rise-from-ice-cap-melting-now-inevitable

📸 @guardian 

#globalwarming #meltingice #meltingicecaps #greenland #oceanconservation #oceanfamilyfoundation #protectglacier #glacier #meltingglaciers

MELTING 🧊

Research based on satellite measurements of ice losses from Greenland and the shape of the ice cap from 2000-19 has allowed scientists to calculate how the climate crisis has pushed the ice sheet from an equilibrium where snowfall matches the ice lost.

They found that a minimum 10.6in sea-level rise is inevitable regardless of action to limit carbon emissions after 110tn tonnes of the Greenland ice cap melted. A multi-metre sea-level rise also appears likely as the trajectory of environmental damage continues.

"The minimum of 27cm is the sea-level rise deficit that we have accrued to date and it's going to get paid out, no matter what we do going forward," said Dr William Colgan, from the National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland. “Whether it's coming in 100 years or 150 years, it's coming. And the sea-level rise we are committed to is growing at present, because of the climate trajectory we're on."

This figure could more than double within this century. The 27cm estimate is a minimum because it only accounts for global heating so far, writes Damien Carrington, but experts said "there is still a lot of room to minimise the damage".

Read more @guardian https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/30/first-thing-major-sea-level-rise-from-ice-cap-melting-now-inevitable

📸 @guardian

#globalwarming #meltingice #meltingicecaps #greenland #oceanconservation #oceanfamilyfoundation #protectglacier #glacier #meltingglaciers
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NORTH SAILS 🛶 

The strong partnership we have with @northsails_collection means they can support the environmental and science groups who are working hard to protect the health of the ocean. 

Choosing @northsails_collection clothing shows your support for the foundation and its incredible work. Ocean conservation is one of three key areas @northsails_collection focus on, as part of their journey to becoming an ocean positive business. 

#northsailscollection #northsails #oceanfamilyfoundation #oceanprotection #plasticfree #sailing #sailingapparel #oceanresearch #healthyocean #marineprotectedarea #marineprotection

NORTH SAILS 🛶

The strong partnership we have with @northsails_collection means they can support the environmental and science groups who are working hard to protect the health of the ocean.

Choosing @northsails_collection clothing shows your support for the foundation and its incredible work. Ocean conservation is one of three key areas @northsails_collection focus on, as part of their journey to becoming an ocean positive business.

#northsailscollection #northsails #oceanfamilyfoundation #oceanprotection #plasticfree #sailing #sailingapparel #oceanresearch #healthyocean #marineprotectedarea #marineprotection
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Yachts For Science 🤿 

Earlier this year @yachtsforscience matched Dr Kristen Brown to MY No Limit a 90ft privately owned exploration in Hawaii. 

In Aug/ Sept this year, she will be joining the vessel to carry out vital research. Kristen is a coral reef ecologist who researches the effects of global change on coral reef ecosystems. Her research aims to better understand physiological and ecological changes to individual organisms, species interactions, and coral reef ecosystems under global change. Specifically, her current research focuses on acidification resilience and if corals native to habitats with extreme daily changes in pH are better suited to survive under acidification stress. 

Head to @yachtsforscience to find out more 👀 

#yachtsforscience #oceanfamilyfoundation #oceanphotography #oceanprotection  #coral #coralreef #coralreefprotection #climatechange #ecologicalrestoration #ecosystem

Yachts For Science 🤿

Earlier this year @yachtsforscience matched Dr Kristen Brown to MY No Limit a 90ft privately owned exploration in Hawaii.

In Aug/ Sept this year, she will be joining the vessel to carry out vital research. Kristen is a coral reef ecologist who researches the effects of global change on coral reef ecosystems. Her research aims to better understand physiological and ecological changes to individual organisms, species interactions, and coral reef ecosystems under global change. Specifically, her current research focuses on acidification resilience and if corals native to habitats with extreme daily changes in pH are better suited to survive under acidification stress.

Head to @yachtsforscience to find out more 👀

#yachtsforscience #oceanfamilyfoundation #oceanphotography #oceanprotection #coral #coralreef #coralreefprotection #climatechange #ecologicalrestoration #ecosystem
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SAVE THE MED

During the summer months, @savethemedfoundation scientific team are back in the blue, studying the giant devil rays (Mobula mobular) of the Balearic Sea through observation, DNA sampling and satellite tagging. To date, the team has observed more than 120 individuals and recorded very interesting social behaviours as well as dive profiles down to 600m of depth! 

Their current focus lies on understanding the relationship between the presence of giant devil rays in the area and the oceanographic factors that may contribute to it, ultimately helping to develop a conservation strategy for the species and help protect their habitats.  @savethemedfoundation 

#savethemed #oceanfamilyfoundation #oceanconservation #mediterranean #plasticfree

SAVE THE MED

During the summer months, @savethemedfoundation scientific team are back in the blue, studying the giant devil rays (Mobula mobular) of the Balearic Sea through observation, DNA sampling and satellite tagging. To date, the team has observed more than 120 individuals and recorded very interesting social behaviours as well as dive profiles down to 600m of depth!

Their current focus lies on understanding the relationship between the presence of giant devil rays in the area and the oceanographic factors that may contribute to it, ultimately helping to develop a conservation strategy for the species and help protect their habitats. @savethemedfoundation

#savethemed #oceanfamilyfoundation #oceanconservation #mediterranean #plasticfree
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A PLASTIC PLANET 🍺 

@aplasticplanet 2022 campaign is the *Plastic Free Pint*. They have proposed the EDM to call for an outright ban on the single use plastic pint cups and this is being backed by cross party MP's. In the UK, some 100 million plastic cups are used annually during music festivals and live sporting events.

Yonder polling in April found 89% of Britons wanted plastic pint cups banned in a bid to protect the environment and some 75% of respondents also believed plastic pint cups ‘cheapen the experience' of their favourite beer.

Read more here 👉🏼https://www.thecaterer.com/news/mps-call-urgent-ban-plastic-pint-cups 

#aplasticplanet #plasticfreepint #plasticfree #recycle #reuse #reuseable #singleuseplastic #bansingleuseplastic #oceanfamilyfoundation

A PLASTIC PLANET 🍺

@aplasticplanet 2022 campaign is the *Plastic Free Pint*. They have proposed the EDM to call for an outright ban on the single use plastic pint cups and this is being backed by cross party MP's. In the UK, some 100 million plastic cups are used annually during music festivals and live sporting events.

Yonder polling in April found 89% of Britons wanted plastic pint cups banned in a bid to protect the environment and some 75% of respondents also believed plastic pint cups ‘cheapen the experience' of their favourite beer.

Read more here 👉🏼https://www.thecaterer.com/news/mps-call-urgent-ban-plastic-pint-cups

#aplasticplanet #plasticfreepint #plasticfree #recycle #reuse #reuseable #singleuseplastic #bansingleuseplastic #oceanfamilyfoundation
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OCEANS WITHOUT BORDERS 

On the 17th of September, ranger teams across Africa will compete in the annual 21 km Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise funds for their front-line conservation work. 

@oceanswithoutborders Marine Ranger teams will be participating again. Wherever you are in the world, you can join them by donating, or taking part. Register to walk or run 5 km, 10 km or 21 km, and create your own fundraising wave. All donations are not only doubled by the Scheinberg Relief Fund, but also support other teams, so in supporting @oceanswithoutborders, you’re supporting all. 

Support now point 👉🏼 https://wildlife.rangerchallenge.org/campaigns/africa-foundation

#oceanswithoutborders #conservation #marineconservation #africafoundation #run #running #runnersofinstagram #wildliferangerchallenge #wildliferangers

OCEANS WITHOUT BORDERS

On the 17th of September, ranger teams across Africa will compete in the annual 21 km Wildlife Ranger Challenge to raise funds for their front-line conservation work.

@oceanswithoutborders Marine Ranger teams will be participating again. Wherever you are in the world, you can join them by donating, or taking part. Register to walk or run 5 km, 10 km or 21 km, and create your own fundraising wave. All donations are not only doubled by the Scheinberg Relief Fund, but also support other teams, so in supporting @oceanswithoutborders, you’re supporting all.

Support now point 👉🏼 https://wildlife.rangerchallenge.org/campaigns/africa-foundation

#oceanswithoutborders #conservation #marineconservation #africafoundation #run #running #runnersofinstagram #wildliferangerchallenge #wildliferangers
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DAY 31 🌍 

It may be the last day of July but turning the tide on plastic waste is just beginning!

According to @plasticfreejuly research, 84% of respondents to the global survey reported making one or more lasting changes that had become new habits and a way of life.

Over 140 million people have taken part in Plastic Free July worldwide, and this groundswell of action is influencing corporate behaviour, regulation and government legislation at a global level. #PlasticsTreaty
Together, we are a stronger force to turn the tide on plastic pollution.

#turnthetide #turnthetideonplastic #PlasticFreeJuly #plasticfreejuly2022 #ChooseToRefuse #plasticfree
#endplasticwaste #bethesolution #plasticfreeliving #oceanfamilyfoundation

DAY 31 🌍

It may be the last day of July but turning the tide on plastic waste is just beginning!

According to @plasticfreejuly research, 84% of respondents to the global survey reported making one or more lasting changes that had become new habits and a way of life.

Over 140 million people have taken part in Plastic Free July worldwide, and this groundswell of action is influencing corporate behaviour, regulation and government legislation at a global level. #PlasticsTreaty
Together, we are a stronger force to turn the tide on plastic pollution.

#turnthetide #turnthetideonplastic #PlasticFreeJuly #plasticfreejuly2022 #ChooseToRefuse #plasticfree
#endplasticwaste #bethesolution #plasticfreeliving #oceanfamilyfoundation
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DAY 30 🎉 

Time to celebrate. Let's decorate! Birthday parties, festival events, anniversaries, there are a lot of reasons to put up decorations and celebrate. Many people use these events as opportunities to reduce plastic waste.

Popular decorations ideas:

- DIY trimmings like cloth bunting, tassels, streamers,
tissue pom poms, or lanterns 
- Borrowing decorations from a friend, neighbour, party-goer or networks like @partykitnetwork
- Placing fresh wild flowers or making confetti from leaves.
- Using food items like colour-coordinated fruit snacks, cakes, fruit punch, etc.
- DIY paper banners and signs from scraps or making them reusable (great kids activity).
- Setting up digital displays for projecting video or photos en instead of setting off fireworks.
- Using themed pillows, tablecloths and other household items. @plasticfreejuly 

#plasticfree #plasticfreejuly #plasticfreejuly2022 #oceanfamilyfoundation

DAY 30 🎉

Time to celebrate. Let's decorate! Birthday parties, festival events, anniversaries, there are a lot of reasons to put up decorations and celebrate. Many people use these events as opportunities to reduce plastic waste.

Popular decorations ideas:

- DIY trimmings like cloth bunting, tassels, streamers,
tissue pom poms, or lanterns
- Borrowing decorations from a friend, neighbour, party-goer or networks like @partykitnetwork
- Placing fresh wild flowers or making confetti from leaves.
- Using food items like colour-coordinated fruit snacks, cakes, fruit punch, etc.
- DIY paper banners and signs from scraps or making them reusable (great kids activity).
- Setting up digital displays for projecting video or photos en instead of setting off fireworks.
- Using themed pillows, tablecloths and other household items. @plasticfreejuly

#plasticfree #plasticfreejuly #plasticfreejuly2022 #oceanfamilyfoundation
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