The World Ocean Observatory (W2O), a non-profit educational organization dedicated to communications and solutions for the challenges to the world ocean, is launching the development of the Seafood Commons (SFC). SFC will implement the foundation for a Purpose-Driven seafood industry - an open-source, self-governing system for integrated accountability, traceability, trust, and regeneration for the distribution of seafood worldwide.
The SFC project is based on an understanding of “the commons” as a place of engagement. Through SFC stakeholders will manage and govern according to agreed values and principles toward outcomes defined by efficiency, economy, equity, and justice. Our comprehensive approach is healing the tragedy of the commons.
We share knowledge about seafood; sustainable business, and our environment; we promote advancement in seafood research, development, education, and standards that will lead to a professionally accredited industry.
We will be pursuing a policy of enhancing environmental justice and human rights given the extensive inequity in living and working conditions across the world.
Over the past 18 years, the W2O has advocated for the ocean through communications, as a place of exchange of information and educational services about the ocean defined as 'an integrated, global, social system.' W2O utilizes a comprehensive website, syndicated radio and podcast, aggregated video, an online forum, a digital magazine, downloadable exhibitions, curriculum development, a virtual aquarium, and relentless social media to build an international community of “Citizens of the Ocean” to serve as a committed constituency of millions for the understanding and sustaining of maritime resources worldwide. But critical challenges remain; information is not enough, and we can no longer just observe and educate, but must act. And so, as an expanded expression of the W2O mission, we are compelled to seek partnerships and to build innovative solutions to one of the ocean’s most pressing problems -- the state of global fisheries, the conservation and future viability and security of marine species, and the integrity of seafood harvest, traceability, accountability, system-wide trust, and consumer engagement that seems the right place to start.
The W2O is the leading organization advocating for the health and sustainability of the ocean through an accessible worldwide network of communication. Through education, partnership, information exchange, public connection, and relentless communications, W2O is committed to building an expansive global community of Citizens of the Ocean to promote and conserve marine resources for the future of all mankind.
Peter Neill’s The Once and Future Ocean aspires to do nothing less than transform our relationship with the world’s most promising and imperiled natural element: the ocean and the inter-connected cycles of water, essential for all aspects of human survival in the 21st century.
A successor to Rachael Carson’s The Sea Around Us, Aldo Leopold’s Sand County Almanac, and Jonathan Schell’s The Fate of the Earth, The Once and Future Ocean is ambitious in scope yet grounded in actionable, specific ideas and solutions for preserving the health of the world ocean.
The World Ocean Observatory is proud to be working with coherence.software as our technical and social development partner on the SFC program.
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