The Safina Center
(formerly Blue Ocean Institute) 80 North Country Road Setauket, NY 11733 631-675-1984
(above photo: Elephant greeting. © Carl Safina)
We partner with conservation organizations, artists, chefs, academic experts, scientists, retailers, foundations and ocean enthusiasts. Our partners help connect us with a wider audience, provide us with in-kind and/or financial donations, participate in our product development, or work with us in our programs.
If you are interested in exploring partnership opportunities, please contact us.
Whole Foods Market is a dynamic leader in the quality food business–a mission-driven company that aims to set the standards of excellence for food retailers. WFM’s motto is Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet. WFM displays the color-coded ratings from Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA) and The Safina Center (TSC), on all wild-caught seafood that’s not certified by the Marine Stewardship Council to help customers make informed choices.
Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program evaluates the ecological sustainability of wild-caught and farmed seafood commonly found in the United States marketplace. Seafood Watch makes its science-based recommendations available to the public in the form of regional pocket guides that can be downloaded from www.seafoodwatch.org. The program’s goals are to raise awareness of important ocean conservation issues and empower seafood consumers and businesses to make choices for healthy oceans.
Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) works to better understand how our marine, terrestrial, and atmospheric environments function and are related to one another. The Safina Center collaborates with SoMAS on research and public communication of conservation issues.
Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science works to enhance understanding of science by helping train the next generation of scientists and health professionals to communicate more effectively with the public, public officials, the media, and others outside their own discipline.
The Herring Alliance is a coalition working to protect and restore ocean wildlife and ecosystems along the Atlantic coast of the United States through precautionary and science-based management of forage fish such as herring, mackerel, menhaden, river herring and shad. We tackle this mission through public education and advocacy at the state, regional and federal level.
The TerraMar Project is on a mission to build a global community to give a voice to the least explored, most ignored part of our planet—the high seas. If you love the ocean and believe the seas should be sustainably managed, get your passport to TerraMar and join the chorus calling for a standalone ocean Sustainable Development Goal in the United Nations’ post-2015 agenda!