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A world-renowned oceanographer and explorer, Sylvia Earle is an author, lecturer, explorer, leader, and research scientists who has led more than 70 expeditions, logging more than 6,500 hours underwater. Formally chief scientist of NOAA, and now a National Geographic explorer-in-residence, she was awarded the 2009 TED Prize for her proposal to establish a global network of marine protected areas, called “hope spots.” She is an inspiration to ocean activists everywhere, including One World One Ocean where she serves as principal advisor to the campaign.

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Learn more about Sylvia Earle in this trailer for the film Mission Blue produced by Netflix.

Sylvia Earle is our ocean hero, and we hope this award inspires aspiring filmmakers to shine a spotlight on other dedicated people from all walks of life who are working tirelessly on behalf of our oceans.
  - Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray from One World One Ocean Campaign.


Rise from the Cape Flats by Shamier Magmoet | South Africa

2021 Youth Ocean Activist Winner

Mabon 'The 8 Year old Activist' by Jack Davies | UK

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2020 Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award Winners: