Blue Ventures Expeditions


Blue Ventures Expeditions is a science-led social enterprise that works with coastal communities to develop transformative approaches for nurturing and sustaining locally led marine conservation. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local people, cultures and economies, and where there is a fundamental need to support human development.

Blue Ventures develops projects that act as incubators for innovative approaches to incentivising, financing and sustaining marine conservation from the grassroots. Our integrated Population-Health-Environment (PHE) approach enables coastal communities to live more healthily and sustainably with their marine environment. And once they have developed a model that works, we support communities to share their experiences and encourage uptake or adaptation by others. We also collaborate with partners – NGOs, businesses, universities, governments and funders – to drive broader adoption of their models.

Our work has won international acclaim for its innovative and integrated approach to conservation and development.

Blue Ventures joined the Tourism Concern Ethical Volunteering Group to support best practice in volunteering and to continue their commitment to responsible tourism that has been core to our expeditions since they began operations in 2003.

Through our expeditions, volunteers from around the world join teams in the field, working closely with local communities and conservation scientists on marine research.

Find out more about volunteering with Blue Ventures

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