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Caroline Blatter

Research | Educate | Protect | Restore

The International SeaKeepers Society ® SeaKeepers is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization focusing on the health of the world’s oceans and climate. SeaKeepers works with the boating and yachting community to take advantage of their unique potential to further marine research and raise awareness about the issues our oceans face.

SeaKeepers acts as a global catalyst working with governments, scientists, institutions, and other marine organizations to further its mission and support sensible, achievable marine protection and restoration.

Following the High Seas Treaty signed last week, Nations around the world have agreed to a new UN led global treaty for governing the sustainable use and conservation of the so-called “high seas” – areas of the ocean that lie outside of any single nation’s jurisdiction. The aim is to protect 30% of these seas by 2030. 
At present, only 1% are being protected.

This is a great first step to protecting our oceans, their ecosystems and marine life, once implemented.
The Seakeepers mission becomes even more pertinent, to lead and bring people together in the yachting industry with a joint mission. Yachts and crew can be conduits for so much. 

RNLI College, Poole

The International SeaKeepers Society (SeaKeepers) will celebrate its 25th anniversary and the launch of the United Kingdom office with a formal dinner on 13th May, 2023. The event will be held at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) College in Poole, Dorset, and will highlight the expansion of the SeaKeepers mission of ocean conservation, education and research. 

SeaKeepers has achieved over 330 missions within the DISCOVERY Yacht Programme since 2012, when the programme was first established. These missions include Scientist-Led Expeditions, Citizen Science projects, Educational Outreach events and Community Engagement sessions through the North American and Singapore Chapters.
Since 2012, the organization has impacted 2,700+ students, 3,600+ volunteers, and over 100 programme partners. As SeaKeepers continues to expand its reach worldwide, the opportunity to encourage boat owners and captains to participate in oceanographic research has become imperative to the future of our oceans.

In 2020, the UK hosted COP26, the UN’s climate conference as part of its commitment to climate protection internationally while actively supporting innovative green technologies for a cleaner future.

“This is a good time for SeaKeepers to expand its programming here in the UK,” says Gill Rodrigues, Director of International Partnerships. “This office will allow us to grow our reach in the UK and Europe and to form strong productive partnerships that support our global mission.
In May, SeaKeepers will 
come together to celebrate the UK launch and announce new programming and initiatives.

The evening’s guest speakers are:



UK Launch Event 

Formal Dinner on Saturday 13th May, 2023 at the RNLI College, Poole  
Individual tickets are £110.00 + booking fees and tables of six are £600.00 + booking fees. 

A special thank you to SeaKeepers’ official event sponsors, AON Global Marine and Dryad Global for their support as the official UK launch sponsors.


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