At sea, the lifestyle is simple. You will experience the preciousness of drinking water and electricity and will learn to use every drop and amp consciously. But what else can do you to minimise impact? How can you make a difference during an ocean adventure? What can we do at the frontline, as sailors, with our special connection to the sea?
Additional Resources to Book Ocean Nomad
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Here’s a cool carbon calculator: oceanfdn.org/calculator.
Marta via facebook.com/correos.de.la.mar coordinates sailing goods between islands.
Sailing through any Marine Protected Areas?
Check mpatlas.org and protectedplanet.net
Contribute to Research
Sail & Whale
Report plastic here and here
Take water samples
Set up a measurement station with SeaKeepers
Report illegal fishing. Learn more at GlobalFishingWatch
Refuse – Reduce – Re-choose – Reuse- Recycle
Beat the Microbead, app to check for Microplastics
Reduce plastic use
Microplastic down the drain: Life-Mermaids.eu
Check ‘What’s in my Eco Travel Kit to learn what brands and product I recommend (an ever evolving post)
Reduce the trash pile
Become a Trash Hero
Become a TrashHunter
Create content and campaign
Handy tools to start a website
Contribute content to sailor platforms: Navionics.com, ActiveCaptain.com, and Noonsite.com.
Ideas to be heard
Befriend and represent your favourite marine species with Terramar.
Set up and sign petitions on Change.org. Signatures become victories.
Share your ocean action and inspire the world via 1000oceanactions.org.
Support ocean advocates & initiatives
Discover and support innovative entrepreneurs on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon and Etsy.
Check: #awaveofchange #beneaththewaves #take3forthesea #5gyres #makeAsplash #Splash4theOcean #cleanswell #iamacarbonpirate.
Share you ocean discoveries with #oceannomadlife !
Dive below the surface
- Reef – Help to collect data on the state of the reefs.
- ReefCheck Help to survey and monitor the health of coral reefs. ·
Adopt a dive site with ProjectAware.org.
Green your diet
Documentaries to learn more
Also coming up!: OceanNomad TV, where I publish short episodes on the hitch-sail and ocean discoveries.
Plant seagrass with SeagrassGrow.org.
Read more ocean action blogs.
Massive Open Online Courses: Check OceanMOOC.org and MarineLitterMOOC.org for two in depth ocean courses. Other online courses platforms include Udemy, FutureLearn.com, and Coursera.
Watch TEDx talks
Here are a few of my favourite ocean-related documentaries that will surely educate and activate:
I’ll continuously add the latest discoveries to this page!