Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Project Aware, the new look, the new mission

Project Aware, the new look, the new mission

Since over 20 years the Project Aware has been around, it all started with a group of environmental advocates at the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) when they founded Project AWARE. They were deeply concerned about emerging threats to the underwater world. You can visit the new website here.

For two decades Project AWARE’s mission was to educate divers about emerging ocean issues and encourage participation in underwater conservation activities. More than 1000 dive operators and countless dive volunteers committed to marine protection efforts worldwide.

The new logo

Since 8th June 2011, the whole non profit organisation had a complete revamp, a make over came with a new mission and logo!

With new programs and more online resources than ever before, Project AWARE supports an unprecedented global movement of divers acting in their own communities to protect oceans and implement lasting change. You can craete your 'own ocean' inside the site and become part of the Porject Aware community. There are options for blogging and other iteresting options are available.

They’re focusing in on two major ocean issues –Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, or trash in our ocean. Truly, there are many conservation issues converging on our ocean planet at once, but we’re concentrating on these serious problems where scuba divers are uniquely positioned to directly and positively affect real, long-term change in these two areas.

It looks like my run for Ocean Protection was one of the first fund raisers for the new direction Project Aware is going. Please keep donating to Project Aware, it's for a good cause that all of us divers should care about.

Camille

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