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Ocean Champions Podcast

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The only political voice for the oceans.Ocean Champions is a 501(c)(4) organization with a connected political action committee – the first national organization of its kind focused solely on oceans and ocean wildlife. Our goal is to create a political environment where protecting and restoring the oceans is a national government priority. By helping to elect pro-ocean Congressional candidates and engaging with Congress to pass pro-ocean laws and shoot down bills that would harm the ocean.

Latest Episodes

2017 State of our Ocean

The State of our Ocean gala hosted by Ocean Champions was an uplifting and memorable evening with Philippe Cousteau, Senator Mark Begich and David Wilmot to discuss actionable ways we can all work together to achieve success for healthy oceans.

76 MIN2017 FEB 1
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2017 State of our Ocean

How Political Hardball Can Save Our Oceans and Coasts

Conserving and protecting our oceans and coasts requires grassroots advocacy and full engagement in the political process. While the lists of challenges facing our oceans is long, the potential solutions are relatively well-known. However, securing the strong policy changes needed to achieve these solutions requires leadership and support from elected officials. Building this political will requires a strategic effort among ocean lovers, ocean conservation groups, and elected officials. At a recent panel discussion in Los Angeles hosted by the Environmental Media Association, experts in ocean policy, advocacy, and grassroots organizing addressed how political hardball can save our oceans and coasts. Their collective conclusion was that only by fully participating in the political process can we achieve lasting victories to secure the health of our oceans. Listen to the full discussion featuring: Salud Carbajal Angela Howe, Esq., Dr. David Wilmot, Ph.D., and moderated by Ashlan Coust...

76 MIN2016 MAY 26
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How Political Hardball Can Save Our Oceans and Coasts

David Wilmot Peter Benchley Ocean Awards Acceptance Speech

Dr. David Wilmot has over 30 years of experience in ocean science and policy. After receiving his PhD in Marine Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, he went on to work as a policy fellow and advocate in Washington D.C. including as Executive Director of the Ocean Wildlife Campaign that aimed to conserve large ocean fish. In 2003 Dr. Wilmot helped author a report, ‘Turning the Tide’ that examined why marine conservation efforts were not having a larger policy impact. Shortly thereafter he and Attorney Jack Sterne co-founded Ocean Champions, which identifies itself as, “the only political voice for the oceans.” Ocean Champions is a conservation organization that includes a Political Action Committee (PAC) aimed solely at making the health of our public seas a nonpartisan national government priority. It does this by endorsing and raising money for Congressional “ocean champions” and opposing “ocean enemies,” of both parties. It also works directly to support legis...

12 MIN2016 MAY 12
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David Wilmot Peter Benchley Ocean Awards Acceptance Speech
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Latest Episodes

2017 State of our Ocean

The State of our Ocean gala hosted by Ocean Champions was an uplifting and memorable evening with Philippe Cousteau, Senator Mark Begich and David Wilmot to discuss actionable ways we can all work together to achieve success for healthy oceans.

76 MIN2017 FEB 1
Comments
2017 State of our Ocean

How Political Hardball Can Save Our Oceans and Coasts

Conserving and protecting our oceans and coasts requires grassroots advocacy and full engagement in the political process. While the lists of challenges facing our oceans is long, the potential solutions are relatively well-known. However, securing the strong policy changes needed to achieve these solutions requires leadership and support from elected officials. Building this political will requires a strategic effort among ocean lovers, ocean conservation groups, and elected officials. At a recent panel discussion in Los Angeles hosted by the Environmental Media Association, experts in ocean policy, advocacy, and grassroots organizing addressed how political hardball can save our oceans and coasts. Their collective conclusion was that only by fully participating in the political process can we achieve lasting victories to secure the health of our oceans. Listen to the full discussion featuring: Salud Carbajal Angela Howe, Esq., Dr. David Wilmot, Ph.D., and moderated by Ashlan Coust...

76 MIN2016 MAY 26
Comments
How Political Hardball Can Save Our Oceans and Coasts

David Wilmot Peter Benchley Ocean Awards Acceptance Speech

Dr. David Wilmot has over 30 years of experience in ocean science and policy. After receiving his PhD in Marine Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, he went on to work as a policy fellow and advocate in Washington D.C. including as Executive Director of the Ocean Wildlife Campaign that aimed to conserve large ocean fish. In 2003 Dr. Wilmot helped author a report, ‘Turning the Tide’ that examined why marine conservation efforts were not having a larger policy impact. Shortly thereafter he and Attorney Jack Sterne co-founded Ocean Champions, which identifies itself as, “the only political voice for the oceans.” Ocean Champions is a conservation organization that includes a Political Action Committee (PAC) aimed solely at making the health of our public seas a nonpartisan national government priority. It does this by endorsing and raising money for Congressional “ocean champions” and opposing “ocean enemies,” of both parties. It also works directly to support legis...

12 MIN2016 MAY 12
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David Wilmot Peter Benchley Ocean Awards Acceptance Speech
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