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.
HELP US TAKE ACTION
LET’S SAVE THE ANTIPODEAN ALBATROSS
The first project we’re getting behind is the race to save New Zealand’s Antipodean albatross.
The population is in freefall. Unless immediate action is taken this iconic New Zealand bird is set to become functionally extinct.
We’ll work with Southern Seabirds Solutions Trust to identify and accelerate positive action including satellite tracking, seabird smart fishing practices and innovation.
We need your help.
“During the Volvo Race in the Southern Ocean we would be pushing the boat real hard, there would be water all over the deck. Then you’d see an albatross keeping up, making it look so easy, so effortless. We can’t lose this bird on our watch.”
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.