Make The Ocean Great Again – The Vision Lives On

By Nuri Max Steinmann. More than three years ago, the idea for this blog was born. Back then, the world wasn’t facing a pandemic, but the global sentiment wasn’t that bright either. Climate change was soon recognized as a climate crisis, as powerful hurricanes, devastating wildfires, floods, record-breaking heat and Donald Trump were all over…

Make Sea Cucumbers Great Again – A Success Story from Zanzibar

By Nuri Max Steinmann. Sea cucumbers are among the least appealing animals on this planet. They are not only called like a vegetable, they also look like one, so why even care? Besides their great variety of colours and sizes, their importance for marine ecosystems is well documented. But they have also gained a lot…

3 steps to make your trip to the Azores more sustainable – even in times of COVID-19

Worldwide, as tourism industries continue to struggle during COVID-19 restrictions, coastal communities that are reliant on tourism are particularly affected by the crisis. That is also the case on the Azores Islands, the Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean, located about 1,500 km west from Lisbon. Sustainability Change Maker Carolina Mendonça from the Azores…

Luana Jungmann about her NGO CuriOcean educating students in Ireland

Luana Jungmann is a Marine Conservationist and Environmental Educator, who travelled the world to discover different cultures and dealt with a variety of marine conservation topics. Her marine biology and teaching background inspired the creation of a concept that could meet the increasing demand to pass on the information collected by scientists to the public in a pedagogical and…