AT THE OCEAN RACE SUMMIT
Peter Burling talks about how his experiences in the last edition of The Ocean Race inspired him and Blair Tuke to start Live Ocean.
Photo Credit: Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race
POSITIVE OCEAN ACTION
We need a healthy ocean – a live ocean. The ocean makes up 71% of our planet. Every second breath of oxygen we take is produced by the ocean. It regulates our climate and weather, provides food and it’s where we play. It’s clear the life support system of the planet is facing huge pressures. It’s not too big to fail.
We need to step up to the challenge to protect and restore our oceans. Our vision is for New Zealand to be a world leading champion in ocean health. Our mission is to amplify and accelerate positive ocean action in New Zealand.
LEADING THE RACE
PETER BURLING+BLAIR TUKE
Kaitiakitanga (guardianship) of our ocean isn’t just a responsibility, it’s a privilege.
Sailors and ocean lovers, Peter Burling & Blair Tuke, have a deep connection to the ocean. Having grown up on the water, they’re keen divers, surfers and spend every spare moment on (or in) the water.
Peter and Blair are Olympic gold and silver medallists, World Sailing Champions and part of the winning Emirates Team New Zealand team of the 35th America’s Cup. They competed in the 2017-2018 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, which accelerated their desire to make positive change for our ocean. They’re currently working towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and 36th America’s Cup.
As sailors on the cutting edge of technology, supporting both science and innovation is central to their beliefs, interests and sport. Now they’re bringing their ambition and competitive spirit to challenge New Zealanders to protect and restore their ocean.
LET’S DRIVE CHANGE
WE NEED YOUR HELP
We partner with promising people and projects with a focus on marine science, innovation and positive action.
Together we are joining the race to help restore and protect the ocean. Your actions will help make a difference.
When you donate to Live Ocean, 100% of your donation goes to our projects.
“Our partners are part of our team. We collaborate with incredible people searching for solutions to complex challenges the ocean is facing. We don’t want to have to look the next generation in the eye and say we didn’t try.”
GET ON BOARD
We know it takes the right team to achieve a massive goal. We want Kiwis to come around this big, ambitious vision and put their shoulder to it. We also know having fun is an important part of any mission. Being an ocean lover isn’t enough anymore, we need to be ocean champions.
Join us. Be part of Live Ocean.