Our Mission

The mission of Bluecology is to foster conservation of the oceans.

Bluecology works  to preserve marine ecosystems through community-based programs which foster informed choices that can reduce adverse human impacts on the marine environment.

To this end, we work to inspire and cultivate environmental leadership in youth through field programs that combine modern science, traditional knowledge, and community service.

Our Approach

We aim to apply scientific, social and ethical principles to conservation planning.

We seek integrated marine conservation solutions.

   Our Conservation Projects

Cultivating Environmental Leadership in Youth

Urgent issues such as climate change, food scarcity, and loss of biodiversity are highly complex. To improve conservation education and training on issues of marine ecosystem health, we work with our partners to  pair groups of young people from the U.S. and  internationally to work on  field  programs that combine modern science, traditional knowledge and community service. By linking science with place, identity and values, today’s youth may feel empowered  to envision meaningful socio-ecological outcomes.

Conservation Education

We produce practical guides to help understand and find solutions to some of the complex conservation problems facing the marine environment.


How We Work

Bluecology is a source for marine education and a resource for communities.

Our goal is to empower communities and individuals  to establish and maintain their own paths to ecological resilience.

Integrated Solutions
Grounded in Science

We believe the best conservation planning utilizes the expertise of scientists, sociologists, policy specialists, and custodians of traditional knowledge.


We believe in a collaborative approach,  and in the benefit of strong partnerships.


The majority of our funding is generated from members, donors and family foundations while specific project costs are often covered by grants from traditional foundations.