In partnership with the Blue Marine Foundation, Sunseeker's Project Menorca will focus on its namesake’s marine environment.
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.
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.
Since 2001, two species of lionfish have begun threatening marine and coral reef ecosystems along the Southeastern US coastline. Because of their venomous spines, lionfish have few, if any, natural predators. Their rapid spread also threatens the economies that depend on these marine ecosystems (including fishing, diving and nautical tourism). Unfortunately, there’s no easy solution to the problem.
The International SeaKeepers Society (ISKS), a global nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the world’s oceans, was in Newport, R.I., in June. The organization held its summer gala at the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court to coincide with the America’s Cup 45 series.
At the Yacht & Brokerage Show, the non-profit organization held its soiree in a private Miami Beach home. Hostess Norma Quintero graciously opened her doors to a few hundred guests that included new members and long-time supporters, many of whom donated wonderful prizes for a classic silent auction—everything from original works of art from Guy Harvey to golf and wine cruises, to a test drive in a brand-new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport.
The International SeaKeepers Society is looking for a few good yachts for a good cause. The group, long associated with installation of ocean data gathering instruments on superyachts, has announced the creation of what it calls the Scientific Vessel of Opportunity yacht fleet. The program offers yacht owners and crew the opportunity to host leading scientists on vital research missions aboard their yachts.