Benioff Ocean Initiative

  • 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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