June 8, 2020
Today is World Oceans Day, a time celebrate our beautiful blue planet and commit to becoming better stewards of the marine environment.
This year’s theme, Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean, describes precisely the approach we take here at the Center for Coastal Studies to protect and preserve our coasts and oceans.
For more than forty years CCS has lead the way in finding creative solutions to mitigate the impacts of human activity and climate change on marine ecosystems, not just in the field, laboratory and classroom, but also in the offices of policy makers across the globe.
Today, the oceans are under siege. In the last week alone, our leadership has decimated regulations to protect the marine environment, reopening the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument – a pristine, fragile and productive ocean ecosystem – to commercial fishing, and signing an executive order waiving requirements for environmental reviews of major construction and energy projects.
As you will see in the special World Oceans Day Dockside Chat below, the Center’s work, and through it our voice, is more important now than at any point during our lifetime. The science that we do, the baselines that we establish, the changes that we monitor, the solutions we devise, the education and outreach that we conduct day in and day out is all critical to the health of the oceans and the world.
We couldn’t succeed without your help. Thank you for everything that you do to support the Center and our efforts to defend and conserve our embattled marine environment.
If you would like to make a gift to CCS in celebration of World Oceans Day, please CLICK HERE. You can also call Director of Development, Sue Nickerson, at 508-487-3622 x 102, or mail in your gift to 5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown, MA 02657.Thank you for your investment in the health of our oceans and our future.