The Safina Center
(formerly Blue Ocean Institute) 80 North Country Road Setauket, NY 11733 631-675-1984
(above photo: John Weller filming in Raja Ampat. © Shawn Heinrichs)
Our Fellows Program helps support distinctly innovative minds whose work is urgently addressing global change.
The exceptional, world-class talents whom we hand-pick to join with us as Fellows are best-selling authors, Emmy-winning filmmakers, photographers, artists, and scientists whose work to solve pressing issues has already achieved international recognition.
“Our Fellows help boost our ability to be a thought-leading group, small in size and big in influence,” says founder, Carl Safina.
To accelerate their transformative work, our Center provides partial support enabling Fellows to complete critical aspects of their projects such as travel, editing, or writing that might not otherwise get done.
Safina Center Fellows work independently and collaboratively in North and South America, Africa, South Asia, Hawaii, the Canary Islands, the western Pacific, and Antarctica. Each one-year fellowship has a defined scope of work and is potentially renewable.
Our eight Safina Center Fellows are: