Dear friends, dear Ocean Lovers, 

Covid-19 is an alert. Science remains our best ally in the fight against the pandemic. Pure Ocean, more than ever, is fully mobilized.

We are launching an international mobilization campaign to support oceanic research in favor of in favor of Health, Climate and Biodiversity, with:
•    a petition –  « The Ocean, a Hope for Life » – , addressed to public authorities, philanthropists, economic actors and civil society, to support oceanic research.
Discover the petition below.
•    the integration of an environment and health dimension in the Pure Ocean Call for Projects Ocean (deadline 30 April 2020) 

Please sign and share the petition. I am counting on each of you. We need you to change the world.

Many thanks and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. 

David Sussmann 
President and Founder


The ocean is an infinite source of solutions for human health. Many treatments have been found via oceanic research.
Your signature will help us urge public authorities and major donors to step-up support for research related to the ocean.

Health and Life come first
Today, a "simple" virus makes us realize that there is nothing more important than health. 4 billion people under lockdown worldwide. Already, tens of thousands of lives lost, including, perhaps, your loved ones.

There will be other pandemics.
We must question our lifestyle choices. Destruction of natural habitats, climate change, effects of globalization and unrestrained resource consumption enable the emergence of new epidemics.

But there exist solutions. In nature.


The Ocean, a hope for life
The ocean is an infinite source of solutions for human health.
Thirteen Nobel Prizes in medicine have been attributed thanks to oceanic research.
A treatment for advanced breast cancer was derived from a sea sponge.
A protein from an algae is used to fight a virus similar to Covid-19.
Currently, many marine compounds with antiviral properties are tested worldwide.

We must support oceanic research to anticipate emerging diseases, to find future treatments and a new Human-Nature relationship.

You too can change the world!


Françoise Gaill, President of the Pure Ocean Scientific Committee and Vice-President of the Ocean & Climate Platform, Emeritus Research Director of CNRS
Gilles Bœuf, Research Director at Banyuls-sur-Mer Observatory, Professor at Pierre-et-Marie-Curie University, President of the Scientific Board of the French Agency for Biodiversity, former President of Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle
Kartik Shanker, Professor, Evolutionary Ecologist, and researcher at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Founder trustee of Dakshin Foundation, a coastal and marine conservation NGO, former President of the International Sea Turtle Society and Regional Vice-Chair of the IUCN
David Sussmann, President of Pure Ocean and CEO of Seafoodia

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