Sometimes all you need is inspiration…
We share the stories of people and projects that dedicate their efforts towards a positive future, with healthy and thriving oceans.
May you always be inspired!
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About the authors
Hannah Schartmann, Author
I am Hannah, a young lady fascinated by the ocean and its amazing animals.
Climate change, plastic pollution and overfishing – the threats facing our oceans get more urgent every day. To contribute to such important cause feels like doing something meaningful and necessary. It has always been a childhood dream for me to protect the sea. Thus, working in marine conservation was the natural choice for me. I have obtained a bachelor degree in biology and a master degree in marine biology in Germany.
Whilst I was studying, I also volunteered with NGOs working in marine conservation to get as much as experience as possible. I strongly believe that every one of us can make a difference. It’s up to us to conserve as many species as possible as well as their habitat. It’s time to take action! Let’s protect the ocean together!
Annabel Longden, Social Media Manager
I’m Annabel, and I am the Social Media Manager for MTOGA. Publicising the great work Nuri and the team are doing is really important to me as marine projects, and the people behind them, will have a large impact on the state of our climate in the coming years.
I graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSc in Biology, and since have worked as a Fashion Model based in London. As a model I am used to utilising social media and wanted to use these skills to promote something really worthwhile.
I have been so lucky to travel, both with my job and in my personal life, and spending time in the oceans is always the best part. I have swum with Mantas, Whale Sharks, Sea Lions, Turtles, Nurse Sharks, and many more, and want these amazing creatures and their environment to be stable and protected for many years to come. Seeing plastic floating above Manta Rays in Bali, and the extent of coral bleaching really woke me up to the incoming climate crisis. By spreading the word of the work individuals and organisations are doing we can help to make a real difference.
Lauren Giglio, Author
Hi there! I’m Lauren Giglio, one of the writers for the incredible blog, Make the Ocean Great Again. Along with writing some articles for this uplifting blog, I am a Science Teacher in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA. Prior to becoming a teacher, I was a Marine Biologist studying in the Nahant, Massachusetts, Bocas Del Toro, Panama, and Friday Harbor, Washington through the Northeastern University Three Seas Program where I obtained my Masters Degree. During this Masters program, my research focused on environmental education in public schools utilizing virtual reality technology in order to connect inland students to coastal areas near them and around the globe!
Ever since I was a little girl, our oceans have fascinated me. I would check out every whale and shark book from my elementary school library hoping to get just a little more information about the mysterious world underwater that I so desperately wanted to be a part of. However, growing up in Upstate, New York, there were many oceans around to explore! Lakes and rivers were readily available, though, so I got my SCUBA certification as soon as I could – and my love of all things under the water’s surface grew. I was lucky enough to explore watersheds and lakes through diving, and then our ocean’s wonders by working at the New England Aquarium as an education intern and elasmobranch research intern. It was there at the NEAq that I decided to dedicate my life to researching and educating students on the health of our oceans.
I look forward to continue to write for a blog that supports my life dream of keeping our oceans healthy and protected, and hope you will follow along as our writers discuss topics to make our oceans great!
Nuri Max Steinmann, Founder, Editor and Author
The idea for the blog came in 2017 when I was studying in the International Masters ‘Marine Biodiversity and Conservation’ in Portugal.
What started as an idea during a long night at Faro Beach, has now grown to a well-received platform. Although, we are still a small independent and non-profit project, the blog is well anticipated (about 7,000 readers in 2019) and the community is growing week by week. I am looking forward to keep sharing inspiration! Let us move to a state where humanity can coexist in a mutually beneficial way with nature.
I am currently working as an Development Advisor for Sustainable Aquaculture, Research and Biodiversity Conservation in Myanmar.
Feel free to get in touch with me: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nuristeinmann/