Our ocean has value

“If you put a price on the environment, it suggests that it can be bought or sold or even worse that having a fistful of notes in your hand is somehow equivalent to having an ancient woodland, a reef, a kelp forest or a saltmarsh teeming with birdlife.”

LAB member and Marine Conservation Society Education and Engagement Manager, Sue Ranger describes how value underscores all that we do in the Marine CoLAB here.

 

The ocean connects us

On the 1st of March 2017, our funder The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation convened a diverse range of the marine sector, both within the UK and further afield to celebrate the ocean and work together to discover new ways of communicating its value.

The event also saw the launch of new research by the FrameWorks Institute, commissioned by The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation on public perception of marine conservation issues and how we might better frame these issues.

The day and its participatory sessions were designed and facilitated by FoAM’s Director, Maja Kuzmanovic.  You can find FoAM’s summary of the day here.