Congratulations to Barry Getty for Earning a $10,000 Ocean Conservation Grant for 'Introducing Bob', an open source, buoyancy controlling, vertically travelling AUV and sensor platform!
National Geographic Society Explorers, Red Bull Athlete & OTUSA Skipper Jimmy Spithill, Rod & Heidi Roddenberry, and Swift Engineering have teamed up to identify and implement innovative solutions for creating a more sustainable future for our oceans, focusing specifically on the protection of marine reserves from Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing. This low-risk, high-reward business over-exploits two-thirds of the globe's fish population and surrounding ecosystem – now is the time for the world to take action by providing local communities with tools to monitor illegal fishing and hold offenders accountable for their actions.
We will be awarding a $10,000 BLUE Fellowship Grant to the most innovative solution that protects marine reserves around the world. Successful proposals should include exciting innovative ideas from the following categories:
• Education: promote public awareness and support of marine reserves
• Network: engage citizens in global networked stewardship of marine reserves
• Technology: low-cost citizen/open-source technology solutions
In addition to the BLUE Fellowship Grant you will also receive an invitation to The Blue Ocean Film Festival on November 6th, 2014 to share your ideas with like-minded individuals and entrepreneurs.
To submit your idea or on behalf of a friend, click the green audition button to the right to upload your 90 second video or explain your idea in works and vote for your favorite idea. Selection will be based on crowd votes and at the discretion of our expert panel by the end of October. This is a global cause that requires swift action; we invite the world to share your ideas. Help conserve our oceans. For more information click HERE and watch the videos below.