SeaKeepers Award Event
An exclusive gathering of the yachting community’s most influential members unite to honor The 2021 SeaKeeper of the Year, Commander Victor Vescovo, USN (Ret.), present the NextGen Award to Blue Latitudes Foundation, and acknowledge a dedicated group of yacht owners and their captains who have supported SeaKeepers programming in 2020 and 2021. Highlights from programming including educational initiatives and DISCOVERY Yacht expeditions will be shared with guests, and members will be recognized.

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The Junior SeaKeepers Program
Launch of a New Educational Outreach Program
This October 2021, SeaKeepers started its very own Junior SeaKeepers Program. This program gives students in grades 10 – 12 an opportunity to get hands-on experience with oceanographic research and marine conservation issues. Students will learn about marine science topics from local experts and receive training in conducting scientific research and science communication. The goal of this program is to give young ocean ambassadors the tools to not only understand the problems that face our oceans, but to make a difference on a large scale. Learn more our Educational Outreach Program, by clicking below.
At Sea & Shoreline Programming
Humpback Whale Acoustics Research
August 2021
University of California Davis, Alaska Whale Foundation & SETI recorded and observed sounds made by whales through a hydrophone in Alaska aboard DISCOVERY Yacht Blue Pearl.
Juvenile White Shark Research
August 2021
California State University Long Beach Shark Lab investigated and collected data on juvenile and subadult great white sharks in Carpinteria, California aboard DISCOVERY Yacht Valkyrie.
Water Sampling with RSMAS
September 2021
SeaKeepers assisted The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in conducting field research with the first deaf student to be part of the Masters of Professional Science Program aboard DISCOVERY Vessel M’Powered.
ROV Deployment & Reef Surveys
September 2021
Nova Southeastern University deployed a commercial grade mini-ROV in Fort Lauderdale from new DISCOVERY Yacht: A Greenline 48' Coupe Hybrid Yacht, which used electric propulsion throughout the entire outing.
Wound Warrior Project Beach Cleanup
July 2021
SeaKeepers partnered with the men and women of a local Wounded Warrior Project chapter to collect 67 pounds of trash from Hobie Beach that was submitted into the Clean Swell App.
Dive Against Debris
August 2021
SeaKeepers partnered with Sea Experience in a dive cleanup with 13 participants to collect 16 pounds of marine debris from dive sites Hog Heaven and Willy's Way.
International Coastal Cleanup Day
September 2021
SeaKeepers joined Ocean Conservancy's annual mega-cleanup by hosting a cleanup at Morningside Park with 107 volunteers to collect 330 pounds of trash that was submitted into the Clean Swell App. Artist, Runcie Tatnall donated a painting that a lucky volunteer took home.
Beach Cleanup & Pumpkin Painting
October 2021
In partnership with Art With Me, SeaKeepers hosted a cleanup at Hobie Beach with 59 volunteers in attendance that collected 135 pounds of trash that was submitted into the Clean Swell App. Art With Me sponsored a pumpkin painting station for the kids.
SeaKeepers is pleased to welcome back a familiar face to our team, Gill Rodrigues, who will be the head of our International Partnerships based in London, England. By strengthening our ties over-seas and collaborating with present and future partners, we hope to continue expanding our reach globally.

As her first action item, Gill attended the United Nation's Climate Change Conference (COP26) on November 1st, 2021. From the collective energy in the room to accelerating the issues on climate change, Gill gave us the opportunity to be a part of a conference that will provide a historic opportunity to improve the state of our oceans.
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