Educational Activities

Every Day Should Be World Ocean Day                            Ocean Voyages Institute / Project Kaisei encourages you to join people around the planet to celebrate and honor the global ocean which links us all.  It’s up to each one of us to help ensure that our ocean is protected and conserved for future generations.  You are part of the solution.

  • Change perspective – encourage individuals to think about what the ocean means to them and what it has to offer all of us with hopes of conserving it for present and the future generations.
  • Learn – discover the wealth of diverse and beautiful ocean creatures and habitats, how our daily actions affect them, and how we are all interconnected.
  • Change our ways – we are all linked to, and through, the ocean! By taking care of your backyard, you are acting as a caretaker of our ocean. Making small modifications to your everyday habits will greatly benefit our blue planet.
  • Celebrate – whether you live inland or on the coast we are all connected to the ocean; take the time to think about how the ocean affects you, and how you affect the ocean, and then organize or participate in activities that celebrate our world ocean.

Thanks and congratulations to The Ocean Project and The World Ocean Network for helping to promote and coordinate this event since 2002.

Speaking Engagements                                                
Raising awareness for the global ocean problem is a goal of Project Kaisei. Mary Crowley, Founder and President, and her team are available for presentations all over the world.  Mary has personally spoken in Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Panama, Costa Rica, Japan, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Holland and New Zealand – a partial listing. If you are would like to apply for a presentation from the Ocean Voyages/Project Kaisei team, please let us know at: info@oceanvoyagesinstitute.org


University Partnerships
Project Kaisei partners with university faculties and departments to identify volunteers (students, scientists and lecturers) to join the Project Kaisei scientific expeditions. Volunteers bring back first-hand experience and knowledge as it pertains to the marine debris/ocean trash problem directly to their home countries, universities and local communities. If you are interested please contact the Project Kaisei office at info@oceanvoyagesinstitute.org.


Outreach
The Ocean Voyages Institute / Project Kaisei website is updated regularly with interesting news, and information on the global ocean marine debris/plastic vortex problem and innovative solutions. Project Kaisei is an industry leader in environmental videos and mapping during scientific voyages:

  • Google Earth:  The revolutionizing Google’s Geo Mapping capabilities were used to track every kilometer of the initial Project Kaisei voyage using an android application called ‘my tracks’. This groundbreaking program allowed the Kaisei’s location to be tracked automatically via GPS and uploaded to a Google My Map. This enabled individuals around the world to see in real time the problem of marine debris /ocean trash.  A result of this collaboration led to Project Kaisei winning the “Google Earth Hero Award in 2009″.
  • Ojingo Labs: In 2009, Project Kaisei established a working partnership with Ojingo Labs, one of the world’s leading video widget makers, to enable one of the first video blogs used for environmental causes. Its social networking and engagement capabilities are highly complementary to promoting environmental messages and activities around the world.
  • Visit us on Facebook, Twitter and our Websites.