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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Contributes $4.4 Billion to State

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation released a study showing that economic activity generated in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is responsible for contributing $4.4 billion and 43,000 jobs across the state of Florida.  Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is a major driver of tourism and recreation dollars, offering opportunities for world-class diving and fishing alongside abundant and varied wildlife.

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IMarEST and BAU Global Form Educational Alliance

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)’s education arm – MLA College – is partnering with BAU Global Education Network to deliver more marine distance learning to a wider audience around the world. BAU Global subscribes to an ethos of education without borders and comprises universities, schools and liaison offices across four continents. The organization offers nearly two

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Hacking Extinction: Technology Competition Seeks Conservation Prototypes

Conservation X Labs (CXL) is a Washington D.C.-based organization bringing together innovation and entrepreneurship to affect change in levels of efficiency, cost, speed, scale and sustainability of conservation efforts to end human-induced animal extinction. In an open competition, CXL is seeking hardware and software submissions, as well as any solution idea that is enabled by technology and helps achieve a

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Open Channels: Sustainable Meetings Around the World

Open Channels is a sustainable ocean management and conservation group that provides an information hub for ocean professionals geared toward sustainability. Open Channels provides listservs, an online library, webinars, calls for proposals, podcasts and more information in an online community platform. The organization also aggregates a list of sustainable ocean conferences and meetings around the world. Check out the list

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Nature Conservancy Receives $165M to Preserve Coastal California

The Nature Conservancy purchased eight miles of coastal habitat in Santa Barbara County in California with a $165 million gift from the founders of the mapping software Esri. The donation, the largest in The Nature Conservancy’s history, will allow the organization to protect 24,000 acres of the Cojo/Jalama Ranch at Point Conception in Santa Barbara County, which is home to

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