OceanX and Bloomberg Philanthropies have announced a deepening of their partnership aimed at increasing the exploration of the oceans.
Making the announcement, the pair also announced the first joint venture between both organizations. From September 6th-21st, they launched an expedition to the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.
The expedition was spearheaded by OceanX vessel Alucia and aims to show the importance of the national monument and how our oceans need protection at this critical time.
According to Bloomberg Philanthropies founder Michael Bloomberg:
“More than three billion people depend on the oceans for food and their livelihoods. That means threats to marine ecosystems – like climate change and overfishing – also threaten lives around the world. We’re teaming up with OceanX to ensure that ocean conservation receives the attention it deserves.”
Ray Dalio, the founder of Dalio Philanthropies and OceanX, stated:
“The health of our oceans is intertwined with our continued health and wellbeing on land, and increased threats to the ocean require that we focus our attention on addressing these issues. We need to drive toward a global understanding of and passion for the oceans, which we believe will ultimately lead to their protection. We see the pairing of our exploration expertise and resources with Michael’s conservation and advocacy work as part of the necessary collective efforts to address the issues facing our oceans.”
Through their partnership, both organizations want to raise awareness and increase knowledge and understanding of the oceans, with the ultimate aim of ensuring the health of the seas for years to come.