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What We Do

Project AWARE takes action to create both local and global change for the ocean and the communities who depend on it.

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Our MissionProject AWARE connects the passion for ocean adventure with the purpose of marine conservation
Our Vision : The Return to a Clean, Healthy ocean

Our Conservation Blueprint

There are two critical focus areas for Project AWARE: Community and Policy. When both are working together, we are driving towards our mission and vision. Below is a visual representation of our organization’s blueprint.

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Our Priorities

We are committed to advancing programs that:

  1. Address the greatest threats facing the ocean. Those threats must be grounded in sound science
  2. Fulfill the interests and needs of our community with both fins on and fins off.
  3. Support the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Our Current Focus Areas

Project AWARE develops actions under our Clean Ocean and Healthy Ocean programs each year. In 2019, we will be supporting our community and advancing policies on Plastic Debris and Sharks & Rays.

See our Clean and Healthy Ocean pages for more information and support our latest campaigns. Be part of the solution. Start with making #EveryDiveaSurveyDive.

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Our Impact

For over 25 years, together with our partners and global community, we responded to the threats our ocean faces and we’ve had some incredible successes:

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From the My Ocean Community

My Ocean is a growing community of conservation leaders. Together, our actions add up to global impact for our ocean planet.