Benioff Ocean Initiative

  • Online tool allows users to detect whales and ships in the Santa Barbara Channel in near real-time
  • Benioff Ocean Initiative, Coca-Cola Foundation announce $11 million in funding to clean up rivers
  • Researchers embed acoustic equipment in the Santa Barbara Channel to listen for whales
  • Plastic waste accumulated in the Mekong River
    Benioff Ocean Initiative launches a new effort to stop plastic waste from entering the ocean
  • Gift from Wendy Schmidt launches fellowship program to promote research aimed at solving environmental problems
  • Douglas McCauley will examine changes humans and technology are bringing to the oceans in 2019 Plous Lecture
  • Web project relies on citizen scientists, algorithms to track critically endangered giant sea bass
  • Benioff Ocean Initiative awards first grants for project to curtail collisions between ships and whales
  • Benioff Ocean Initiative announces first project, commits $1.5 million to finding solutions to whale deaths caused by vessel collisions
  • UCSB’s Marine Science Institute partners with global leaders at World Economic Forum to translate ocean research into action
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