Conservation and Education - Blue Elements Imaging

On this page you will find the names of conservation organizations and links to educational sites to learn more about what you can do to help the ocean and its inhabitants. If you have information about an organization that you support, or a link that may educate our viewers, please send us an email and tell us about it at We love to hear about what people (especially kids!) are doing all over the world to support ocean conservation!

Ocean Conservation and Education Organizations

Ocean First Institute helps future generations put the ocean first by exposing them to its wonders and igniting their passion for impactful, hands-on marine conservation. Tanya Houppermans is a member of the Board of Advisors for Ocean First Institute.

Discovery Deep is a non-profit foundation that provides data and sample collection support to scientific and academic organizations and select commercial interests. All of this is focused on furthering humankind’s understanding, knowledge and appreciation of the world’s oceans, seas and waterways. Tanya Houppermans is a member of the Discovery Deep team.

The Shark Research Institute (SRI), a multi-disciplinary nonprofit 501(c)(3) scientific research organization, was created to sponsor and conduct research on sharks and promote their conservation.

Save the Sharks is an ocean minded, conservation based, small non-profit working to better protect the status of the oceans through one positive shark interaction at a time.

Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue is uniting a global coalition to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas – Hope Spots. Under Dr. Earle’s leadership, the Mission Blue team implements communications campaigns that elevate Hope Spots to the world stage through documentaries, social media, traditional media and innovative tools like Google Earth.