Published on ScienceDirect | August 20, 2022
Month: August 2022
A multi-institutional team of scientists led by legendary oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer, Dr. Sylvia Earle (Mission Blue) carried out a two-week expedition in the Galapagos Marine Reserve on board the M/V Argo to rediscover and evaluate some of the largely overlooked habitats and species in the reserve, as the Reserve approaches its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2023. “Galápagos will always be a special place,” explained Dr. Earle. “It was here that I discovered cold water kelp communities on the equator fifty years ago, and it was Galápagos that, years later, inspired our Mission Blue Hope Spots initiative.”
The World Summit on Island Sustainability was held from June 26 to 30, 2022 in San Cristobal, Galapagos to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Galapagos Science Center (GSC), a collaboration between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and the University San Francisco of Quito (USFQ).