At sea, the lifestyle is simple. You will experience the preciousness of drinking water and electricity and will learn to use every drop and amp consciously. But what else can do you to minimise impact? How can you make a difference during an ocean adventure? What can we do at the frontline, as sailors, with our special connection to the sea?
Additional Resources to Book Ocean Nomad
Here’s a cool carbon calculator: oceanfdn.org/calculator.
Marta via facebook.com/correos.de.la.mar coordinates sailing goods between islands.
Sailing through any Marine Protected Areas?
Contribute to Research
Set up a measurement station with SeaKeepers
Report illegal fishing. Learn more at GlobalFishingWatch
Refuse – Reduce – Re-choose – Reuse- Recycle
Beat the Microbead, app to check for Microplastics
Reduce plastic use
Microplastic down the drain: Life-Mermaids.eu
Check ‘What’s in my Eco Travel Kit to learn what brands and product I recommend (an ever evolving post)
Reduce the trash pile
Become a Trash Hero
Become a TrashHunter
Create content and campaign
Ideas to be heard
Befriend and represent your favourite marine species with Terramar.
Set up and sign petitions on Change.org. Signatures become victories.
Share your ocean action and inspire the world via 1000oceanactions.org.
Support ocean advocates & initiatives
Check: #awaveofchange #beneaththewaves #take3forthesea #5gyres #makeAsplash #Splash4theOcean #cleanswell #iamacarbonpirate.
Share you ocean discoveries with #oceannomadlife !
Dive below the surface
- Reef – Help to collect data on the state of the reefs.
- ReefCheck Help to survey and monitor the health of coral reefs. ·
Adopt a dive site with ProjectAware.org.
Green your diet
Documentaries to learn more
- Racing Extinction
- Cowspiracy: the sustainability secret, Before the flood
- Forks over Knives
- A Plastic Ocean
- Sushi: the Global Catch
- Food Inc
- Meat the Truth
- Comfortably Unaware
- What the Health
- Fat, Sick, and nearly dead I and II
- Food Matters
Also coming up!: OceanNomad TV, where I publish short episodes on the hitch-sail and ocean discoveries.
Offset your footprint
Adopt a coral with the Nature Conservancy Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire
Plant seagrass with SeagrassGrow.org.
Here are a few of my favourite ocean-related documentaries that will surely educate and activate:
- Plastic Paradise
- Mission Blue
- Planet Ocean
- A Blue Planet
- The 11th hour
- The choice is ours
- Down to Earth
I’ll continuously add the latest discoveries to this page!
What else would you like to see here?