Mission Blue is a stunning new film that documents the extraordinary life of Dr. Sylvia Earle, a world renowned scientist and undersea explorer who has studied the oceans for over half a century. It’s an intriguing look at Sylvia’s epic career, her challenges in a male-dominated scientific field, and her lifelong fight to protect the marine world from a host of environmental threats including overfishing, climate change and more.
This impressive four-year film project has received rave reviews at a number of film festivals, and made its Netflix premiere on August 15th, 2014. Mission Blue is directed by Fisher Stevens (The Cove) and Robert Nixon (Gorillas in the Mist) and is a must-see documentary about one of the most dedicated and passionate ocean conservationists on earth.
Ocean Ark Alliance has long been a supporter of Sylvia’s pioneering work in ocean science and education, and was proud to provide underwater footage and cinematography expertise toward this production. Mission Blue is not just the name of the film – it’s also the name of Sylvia’s hard-working marine conservation organisation: http://mission-blue.org/, created in 2009 as a collaborative global platform to foster support for a worldwide network of protected marine areas. Her vision is to preserve these large marine ‘Hope Spots’ for future generations of humans and marine wildlife. The Mission Blue Sylvia Earle Alliance is a valued Ocean Ark Alliance Development Partner that works with a wide range of scientists, organisations and educators to raise global awareness about ocean health, and to seek proactive solutions to urgent marine environmental issues.
“No ocean, no us.” – Sylvia Earle
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