Who We Are

OUR

NETWORK

We are a coalition of NGO’s, academic institutions, foundations, and other organizations working together to assist committed governments in developing and implementing sustainable marine spatial plans to protect the environment and improve the economy at the same time.

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"No one person, no one entity can save the oceans, but if we work together, we pool our resources, this is a problem we can fix."

Ted Waitt

Founder & Chairman 

Waitt Foundation & Waitt Institute

FOUNDING

PARTNERS

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 Creates and implements sustainable ocean plans in partnership with committed governments, local stakeholders and communities.

Exploring and protecting the last wild places in the ocean.

An international funders’ collaborative comprised of new and experienced philanthropists dedicated to protecting the world’s five oceans.

Advancing markets to restore nature.
 

Founded to unify and mobilize impactful voices at key moments that matter to drive positive Ocean conservation action.

Supports marine conservation efforts around the globe through funding and grants. 

COALITON

LEADERSHIP

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Ted Waitt

Founder/Chairman, Waitt Foundation, Waitt Institute and Blue Prosperity Coalition

Tom Grueskin

Director, Blue Prosperity Coalition

Cherie Prothro-Shea

Managing Director, Waitt Foundation

Kathryn Mengerink, JD PhD

Executive Director, Waitt Institute

Christopher Costello

UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science & Management

J. Charles Fox

Executive Director, Oceans 5

Seth Horstmeyer

Program Director, Oceans 5

Dr. Sarah Lester

Assistant Professor, Florida State University

Will McClintock

Director, SeaSketch

Kristin Rechberger

CEO, Dynamic Planet

Karen Sack

CEO, Ocean Unite

Enric Sala

Assistant National Geographic Pristine Seas

Dr. Stuart Sandin

Professor,  100 Island Challenge at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

GOVERNMENT

PARTNERS

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