Across our family of scientists, activists, experts, and governments all across the world, our first priority today is making sure everyone is safe, and that we are all doing whatever is needed to reckon with COVID-19. Our hearts are with our partners. Through this difficult moment, we remain committed to moving our collective work forward. Many timelines and plans may shift, and we look forward to working with our partners to adapt and adjust as needed, but if this moment has reminded us of anything, it's this: it's redoubled our appreciation of the fragility of life on this planet, and the connections between all of us. This is a time when all of us feel vulnerable, but we can all also feel motivated, too. At the Waitt Institute, we are, and we will remain so.
At the Waitt Institute, we partner with governments, engage stakeholders, facilitate the policymaking process, and build capacity for effective implementation and long-term success to help grow Blue Economies and sustainably manage ocean resources.
We are founding partners of the Blue Prosperity Coalition,
a coalition of NGO’s, academic institutions, foundations, and other organizations working together to assist committed governments in developing and implementing sustainable marine spatial plans to protect the environment and improve the economy at the same time.