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La Jolla, California |  info@waittinstitute.org |  (858) 551-4443

VISION

Sustainable, resilient and thriving seas that benefit all

Mission

To create and implement sustainable ocean plans in partnership with committed governments and local stakeholders by leading a team of world class experts.

 

OUR APPROACH

Our approach is to partner with governments, engage stakeholders, facilitate the policymaking process, and build capacity for effective implementation and long-term success. We provide expertise, funding, and tools to develop and implement effective ocean plans.

 

What we offer
  • Science

  • Marine Spatial Planning

  • Capacity Building

  • Blue Economy Planning

  • Legal Analysis & Drafting

  • Funding

  • Enforcement Planning

  • Monitoring

  • Education & Outreach

  • Communication Strategy

TIMELINE
PHASE 1
PHASE 1
PHASE 2
ASSESSMENTS
  • Ecological assessment

  • Habitat use and mapping

  • Socioeconomic assessment

  • Legal assessment

  • Community engagement

POLICY PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
  • Zoning analysis

  • Marine spatial planning

  • Financial planning

  • Legal drafting

  • Community engagement

  • Demarcation

  • Capacity building

  • Management support

  • Enforcement support

  • Community engagement

IMPLEMENTATION
PHASE 3
PHASE 4
ON-GOING MANAGEMENT
  • Scientific monitoring

  • Implementation

  • Enforcement

CORE VALUES

SCIENCE-BASED

Everything we do is grounded in science, starting with scientific assessments of the marine habitats and fisheries, continuing with policy recommendations, and ongoing monitoring.

COMMUNITY-DRIVEN

We listen to community priorities and concerns, through consultation meetings and stakeholder interviews. This input informs development and implementation of ocean policies.

 

BALANCED

The Blue Halo Initiative is not just about conservation, it’s about sustainable use that benefits coastal livelihoods and maintains coastal cultures.

COLLABORATIVE

We partner directly with Governments and collaborate with community groups, stakeholders, businesses, scientists, and non-profit organizations.

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