The GOBLU3 Initiative is a multifaceted socio-economic, environmental - community project developed entirely by OCEANROAMERS - TheOceanRoamer.

    The foundation of this initiative is based on the fact that in the world of today, nature attracts tourism, tourism in itself is a damaging force towards the environment; the more beauty the more tourism.

    A cycle that usually ends up in favor of beach side developers and a loss in natural resource.

    The following statement may sound weird, but when the tipping point has been trespassed, responsible Eco-tourism is the only force able to protect the fragile Ocean Eco systems.

    It is necessary to have a critical look at our Oceans, understanding the many dangers and threats to the Eco-system.

    The waterways are very much shared by Oil & Gas, Tourism, Fishing and Shipping industries... what is important is who we are going to deal with the threats of the future of globalism, development and climate change will irrevocably bring.

    Responsible Eco tourism also needs a supportive well informed community, to help guide and protect its natural reserves.

    The Oceans is in dire need of tourists to help support the environmental protection it needs, but we believe it also needs direct TLC regardless of the dire economic times.

    The GOBLU3 Initiative is not just about mindless protection, writing laws and never ending complaints about governmental and non-governmental agencies. It should be clear by now after 70 years of conservation efforts that we are failing. Putting another dollar into a major conservation agency works, but only as far as it gets. If we want conservation, it will need to start from us the people, and trying to get as many volunteers and like minded people onboard as we can.

    The GOBLU3 initiative is about LEARNING - DISCOVERING - PROTECTING TOGETHER, not just in words but in deeds.

    GOBLU3 centers on the following:

    1. Community: GOBLU3 believes the community to be the central key to successful environmental protection, through the OC3AN-CLUB our online platform we centralize our love for the Oceans. By providing project management services, GOBLU3 supports community actions and projects led by a team of dedicated local volunteer coordinators. Achieving optimum community involvement and exposure. GOBLU3 consolidates all stakeholders in a community and rallies them to join forces for a better future. 
    2. Education: GOBLU3 also offers different educational programs for school kids, and adults alike adapted to nurture community involvement and the expansion of education. GOBLU3 networks and shares information with a multitude of partners and organizations worldwide, so as to achieve, and upkeep an optimal level of training and education.
      Furthermore extending it's training to different training organizations and online educational programs aimed at sharing the knowledge, and experience gathered to it's many colleagues worldwide.
      Because Sharing is Caring.
    3. Economy: Creating a long term economic sustainability with a 'positive footprint' is the foundation of a sound economy based on natural resources, for every reef felled, two need to be planted.
      The circle of capital income, investment and expenditures is not just depending on donations and goodwill, but is anchored within a reasonable business structure for optimum longevity, and sustainability.
      By combining Art, Sports, Sea Scaping, farming and other financial opportunities GOBLU3 spearheads a new way of looking at the economy of environmental sustainability.
    4. Environment: Never loosing touch with the environment GOBLU3 goes beyond addressing current problems and prepares for the future, taking a pro-active role in protection by planting reef gardens, restoring fish species, restoring Eco balances and addressing problems at their core; by providing alternative solutions that work.
      GOBLU3 Initiative is a multifaceted socio-economic environmental community project developed entirely by OCEANROAMERS. 

    Are you interested to know more about the GOBLU3 Initiative, contact me to request the presentation.

  • Sudan Expedition 2006

    In July 2006 25+ researchers, scientists and Red Sea professionals embarked on two main ships, The MSY Elegante and The MSY San Marco, departing from Port Sudan for a three weeks 'cataloging' Expedition reviewing the M.P.A's of The Sudan. This expedition was organized and financed by the following entities: AFP - African Parks Foundation under the leadership of the late Mr. Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, The Cousteau Society, The Sudanese Ministries of The Red Sea, Tourism, and wildlife and fisheries, and OCEANROAMERS who provided logistical, managerial and operational support.

    It was a very demanding but an equally successful expedition, and although a 100 dives a day were made during the entire duration, in one of the world's most remote locations. Nothing major happened with regards to safety.

    The expedition yielded 1800+ pictures and an hour of video material, including the short TV Documentary for the Dutch Programmer - Twee Vandaag.

    I will elaborate more on our time in Sudan soon, and what I witnessed there in the Red Sea wilderness, and the wildlife and people that live there; on our blog soon.

    PROJECT SCOPE: Management, logistics, dive safety and marine/area consulting
    DURATION: Including preparations 3 months


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