One World, One Ocean
There is only one Ocean
There is only one Ocean, making up 71% of the surface of our planet. Every drop of saltwater is connected. As there is only one Ocean, all humans are connected by it. The moment that your toe is dipped under the surface, you are in the same realm as millions of other people, and where billions of others have once been. The 'Speedwell' installation will mean many things to many people, but to the Ocean Conservation Trust team it resonates deeply with our vision of a healthy Ocean to sustain all life. The Ocean is currently facing unprecedented challenges, but when we treat the Ocean well, all living things can thrive. We know that it is not too late, if we all work together to Think Ocean in our daily lives, understanding that the Ocean is calling for our help. There are No New Worlds. There is No New Ocean.
The CO2 that will inevitably be emitted by the structure will be offset by a future collaborative project with the OCT, where carbon offset will be achieved by the planting of seagrass.
The Ocean Conservation Trust is a charity that is dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean, working towards its vision of a healthy Ocean for the benefit and enjoyment of all. With over 25 years of experience, it specialises in habitat restoration and behaviour change, and runs the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth – the largest aquarium in the UK – as a vehicle for both.
Ocean Conservation Trust, National Marine Aquarium
The OCT has a long history of working to protect UK Seagrass, check out https://oceanconservationtrust.org/seagrass-restoration-projects/