Disruptive Innovation for Marine Conservation

What will the future of the oceans be like? Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has commissioned a series of stories that will explore disruptive innovations likely to affect marine conservation, providing a multi-dimensional, global look at the technologies, policies, and people that are creating a new future for the world's oceans. There are reasons to believe we may be on the threshold of profound changes in our ability to manage and regulate the seas.

Please join EJN as we explore what new technologies and other innovations that are either in the lab or on the horizon have the potential to fundamentally alter how humanity uses and manages the oceans. Funding for this series is being provided by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

How is a changing climate shifting the baseline of ocean health and influencing opportunities for us to conserve, restore, and sustainably manage them?

At the darkest depths and lowest rungs of the food chain, the human search for new sources of food and access to untapped minerals threatens ecosystems capable of surviving in the harshest conditions. How can humanity's extended reach be harnessed for conservation?

Can technological advances help to close the gap between our increasing ability to identify the sources of ocean degradation and the measures needed to enforce the rules that govern marine conservation?

Communities are adapting to increased pressures on marine resources by taking a more direct role in their management, conservation and stewardship. From seafood consumers and fisherfolk to communicators, policy makers and business leaders, the future of marine conservation reflects humanity's diverse relationship to the ocean.

Support for this project was provided by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.