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News January 14, 2024 We have teamed up with Tilvera Expeditions!

We are super excited to announce some of the big news for 2024! Our recent collaboration with The Tilvera Project is one step forward towards achieving the main goals of Ocean Missions to work in ocean conservation and to engage people in ocean research and education. The Tilvera project offers purposeful expeditions and transformative voyages …

News January 10, 2024 The Northeast Iceland Hope Spot Festival

On October 1st, Ocean Missions and the Húsavík Whale Museum held the first “Hope Spot Festival” in Húsavík; a public celebration of the declaration of the Northeast Iceland Hope Spot sponsored by Mission Blue. Weeks of preparation and anticipation went into the event! The French scouts and guides who came to volunteer with us for …

News January 8, 2024 Sailing towards hope: Rob’s journey to document a scientific expedition in remote Iceland

Our expeditions are always full of adventurous, bright and rebellious souls, who see the world from different points of view and always seek to know more, travel better, grow taller. This is also the case for Assistant Professor Rob Layton, who used an iPhone to film and produce a documentary about our scientific expedition around …

News July 28, 2023 Disconnect – By Florian Seltmann

In 2021 we were contacted by someone with a great spirit, a great talent and, above all, a great need to change things. Florian Seltmann, a young German videographer inspired and disgusted by the unnaturalness of our artificial world, decided to turn his career around and dedicate himself to creating art that could change the …

News July 12, 2023 Piratas do Amor – Navigating the Ocean Within

Hope is a word connected to “change”.  A link between present and future, that leads us to a path of transformation. When we have hope: we see the possibility of change.   When we have hope: we act towards the change.  Oceans Missions and The Hope Expedition aim to change the way we relate not only …

News June 16, 2023 Conferences & Co.

It has been a very busy and intense winter for Ocean Missions! As our research grows and covers more content, while our steps lead us to go further into the world of marine scientific research and to open up to other entities, universities and events, there are more and more opportunities that we have to …

News June 9, 2023 The First Hope Spot in Iceland

We had been dreaming of this for years. Years fighting, gathering information, studying, contacting experts, raising our voices and singing to the four winds that our coast, our wonderful and unique coast, deserved recognition commensurate with its value. And finally, at the beginning of this year 2023, the dream came true. Together, Ocean Missions NGO …

News October 14, 2022 Walking on thin ice

Animal problems are human problems; we are in this sh*t together. I just got home from spending four weeks in August working in the far north, between the latitudes 70 and 71 in East Greenland. I was a wildlife guide on the Schooner Opal for North Sailing. My first time in Scoresby Sound was in …

News June 27, 2022 Learn, connect and act for our oceans in our new exhibition room!

How valuable is a whale´s life ? How much oxygen some from the sea? Are we on time to save our oceans?  And, are whale watching activities sustainable in Iceland?  There are so many important questions to answer and messages to spread! Húsavík, a small town at the edge of the Arctic, is a mayor …

News April 7, 2022 There is Hope to solve the plastic crisis

It seems that there is momentum around the problem of plastic pollution, as earlier this month, world leaders from more than 175 nations have agreed to finally forge a global treaty by 2024 to restrict plastic pollution! In Iceland, starting this year until 2025, the Ministry of Environment decided to trust and support some local …

News November 3, 2021 Advancing in ocean conservation during a pandemic

In January this year, Belén was awarded by The Safina Center as one of their young fellows to help on – Advancing the Case for Life on Earth. This fund is given to support passionate women on their professional careers to make a positive difference for the planet. Now, 9 months after, we can feel …

News August 31, 2021 Four tonnes of trash in less than 2km of coastline at “the end of the world”!

This is the result of last weekend’s clean-up effort on the Langanes peninsula! For the first time, Ocean Missions NGO, based in Húsavík, arranged a two-day, intensive clean-up of the Langanes coastline, gathering 20 volunteers from different organizations with a clear purpose: to remove the trash from the coastline and claim environmental action. Representatives from …

News January 18, 2021 Awards 2021 to help on Advancing the Case for Life on Earth

Belén, from Ocean Missions has been recently awarded by “The Safina Center” non-profit organization with a 5000$ grant to help on their work – Advancing the Case for Life on Earth, and she is willing to fully dedicate it on achieving Ocean Missions goals, which are hand in hand with the goals of The Safina …

News December 12, 2020 North Sailing and Ocean Missions, together for Sustainability!

It is a pleasure to announce the official partnership between Ocean Missions and North Sailing! We are very excited about this partnership, since we think it can bring very exciting projects for next summers in Húsavík! We all live in a marvelous wildlife paradise called Húsavík that deserves all the respect and admiration. It is …

News October 29, 2020 The special case of the Northern Right Whale

This year, the Northern Right Whale are the species getting the most attention among whale scientists

News October 15, 2020 Deploying acoustic buoys off western Iceland to study whale sounds and shipping noise

Never tired of the sea or adventures, right after coming back from the fantastic OM expedition, some of the team members sailed North West Iceland again to complete one of our missions of 2020. This time we team up with North Sailing, and Rannsóknasetur Háskóla Íslands a Húsavík (Research Centre) teams, we set our course …

News August 24, 2020 Long live the Puffins in Iceland! Discover how are the colonies doing, what treaths are they facing and how can you help!

This summer we joined some bird experts in Iceland on their mission to monitor the productivity of puffin colonies. Discover what we learned!

News June 21, 2020 Impressions from Ebba, first official participant on Ocean Missions expeditions

“How We Became Ocean Ambassadors” – Expedition May 2020 I’ve been struggling to find words to accurately sum up the expedition we went on May 28th to June 3rd 2020. Words just aren’t enough in this case, but I’m going to give it my best shot. (Fortunately, these little words are complemented with the moving …

News May 21, 2020 The transatlantic crossing experience onboard Twister!

During the last five weeks, Twister sailing training vessel sailed across the Atlantic Ocean and in the Caribbean Islands for their HORIZON EXPEDITION. In this program the guests and the crew were involved in an exciting green program as an initiative from “Twister Sailing” in collaboration with “Ocean Missions”.  The idea was to include the …

News December 14, 2019 Ocean Missions in the 19th World Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona, Spain

That is the main message that Belén.G.Ovide got after spending five intense days in conferences at the 19th WORLD MARINE MAMMAL CONGRESS in Barcelona, Spain. Read more about her experience and insights after the conference: Participating in an event like this is, first of all, very overwhelming and then, of course very interesting! I participated …

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