The International SeaKeeper Society (ISKS) will hold its annual Bal de la Mer gala event in San Francisco this year, the first in 15 years hosted outside of Monaco. In another first, the ISKS has chosen to honor a group instead of an individual. The Sargasso Sea Alliance (SSA) will be recognized for its work preserving the oceans.
The International SeaKeepers Society has worked toward providing data to researchers since its inception in 1998. Different initiatives, projects and partnerships have developed over the years. The latest involves the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Suppliers and Drifters.
Since its inception, the International SeaKeepers’ Society (ISKS) has worked to promote research and conservation of marine ecosystems. The recently introduced Scientific Vessel of Opportunity Program (SVOP) seeks to expand these efforts by encouraging scientists and the yachting community to work in partnership.
The International SeaKeepers Society hosts its Founders Dinner in Fort Lauderdale on October 24. The event is an excellent networking opportunity as well as a great way to raise the funds necessary for the organization to continue its diverse programs.
The energetic Patty Elkus, a founding member and board member of the International SeaKeepers Society, spearheaded the Women in Yachting & Ocean Advocacy Honorary Host Committee for the 2012 Bal de la Mer. Patty is a committed advocate for the health of the ocean and advancement of science.
Built by Feadship in 2007, Gallant Lady was the first Feadship to include lightweight aircraft materials in the interior construction to ensure efficiency, lighter weight and a shallow draft suited to her owners’ intended cruising area. While the onboard systems boast numerous technologically advanced components, one of the first things you notice are the yacht’s signature windows.
At the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show, the International SeaKeepers Society bestowed its Seakeeper Award on Agnès Troublé, better known to the world as “agnès b,” designer and successful entrepreneur.