As the chairman of the International SeaKeepers Society, Jay Wade (above, right) engages yacht owners who support its ocean-conservation mission. From honoring environmental supporters like Amos Nachoum (above, left) to spreading the word about its scientist-led expeditions, educational-outreach programs, and more, Wade is passionate about the cause. We spoke with him recently to learn more
For the past six years, Capt. Jason Halvorsen has been at the helm of Marcato. This rugged 141-foot (43-meter) explorer megayacht has visited lots of interesting and picturesque places on earth. Among the fascinating places he has seen, Patagonia is certainly a memorable trip. Despite that, though, a trip to the Bahamas several years ago
This year, the International SeaKeepers Society conducted 15 scientist-led expeditions, as well as 20 citizen science trips. It facilitated these and more ocean-conservation efforts due to donations from supporters. One particular SeaKeepers donor has pledged to match contributions made through December 31. In fact, the person is doing so, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.
In 1998, the International SeaKeepers Society got its start, thanks to several yacht owners gravely concerned about the deterioration of the oceans. Back then, the group focused on developing scientific instruments and deploying them with the assistance of yachts. Since that time, SeaKeepers has broadened its focus, and its reach. Its 2019 Founders Event, held
Every year, the International SeaKeepers Society honors those who honor the oceans. They include ocean-conservation advocates such as Prince Albert II, the biologist and author Dr. Sylvia Earle, superyacht owner Alexander Dreyfoos, as well as members of the famed Cousteau family, Jean-Michel and Fabien Cousteau. Next month, the non-profit presents its SeaKeeper of the Year
Plastic pollution is a global problem, gaining more attention all the time. The superyacht Archimedes is taking steps not just to combat it, but also to help researchers better understand what’s in the oceans so that they can protect them. She’s doing so through the S.A.R.A.H. initiative of the International SeaKeepers Society. S.A.R.A.H. stands for