Our mission is to educate and inspire a global community to promote awareness, transparency and responsibility for the Ocean.
BECAUSE THE OCEAN NEEDS OUR HELP MORE THAN EVER
The High Seas are unregulated which means 45% of the planet lies outside of any single country’s jurisdiction. The result has been overfishing, increased marine debris, and unregulated activity on an unprecedented scale.
See the threats
300,000 whales, dolphins, and porpoises die from entanglement in fishing nets each year
50 Billion dollars is lost every year from mismanaged fisheries
We Provide Solutions
Working with partners from all over the world, we raise awareness of ocean issues, provide tools for educators, and leverage citizens’ voices to protect the ocean and the creatures that call it home. Here’s how we do it:
The Terramar STORY
TerraMar was founded with the belief that we have one home, one common destiny, and one ocean. The high seas - 65% of the ocean - belongs to all of us. We use the power of our global community to be the voice that leads the clarion call for change on how we manage the ocean and the creatures that call it home.
Meet Our Team
Director of Development
Brian Yurasits received his B.A. in Environmental Studies froma New York University, and his M.A. in Marine Conservation and Policy from Stony Brook University. He has conducted research on marine protected areas, and worked with the Global FinPrint Project helping survey the sharks and rays of the world's tropical reefs. Brian was a fisheries observer with NOAA, and was onboard commercial fishing vessels where he collected data on fisheries operations in the Northeast US. Brian hopes that his work will help turn the spot light onto the importance and value of the ocean and help keep it in a healthy state, so that future generations can ecperience all of the myriad of benefits the ocean has to offer.
Inge Solheim is the world’s foremost polar guide and explorer. He led Prince Harry and injured soldiers on expeditions to the North and South Poles. Inge has also produced and co-produced many television series featuring some of the world's most remote areas, witnessing firsthand the decline of the polar regions. A native Norwegian, he’s joining TerraMar to save the poles by bringing attention to the least explored part of the planet—the ocean.
Kristin Lee Dufour
Kristin Lee Dufour has a vast experience in global marketing and communications and holds an MBA from The University of Texas. Having lived in iconic seaside port cities in France, Morocco, Mexico and North America, Lee has a passion and profound respect for the ocean. Lee is also a conceptual artist exploring thought emerging at the conjunction of perception and representation of Time, and finds immense inspiration in the high seas.
Meet Our Board
Steven Haft serves as Advisor at LiveLOOK, Inc. and serves as Chair of Allscreen Studios at Burson-Marsteller, LLC. As a producer, his productions have garnered 7 Oscar Nominations, 8 Emmy Nominations and a Peabody Award. He has served as Chief Strategy Officer of the interactive marketing group at AOL. He has a 15-year career in Politics, Law and Public Policy.
Amir Dossal is a 25-year veteran of the United Nations, and was the UN’s Chief Liaison for Partnerships. As Executive Director of the UN Office for Partnerships, he managed the $1 billion gift by media mogul Ted Turner; and forged strategic alliances to address the Millennium Development Goals.
The Ocean Council
Meet our experts in policy, science, law, governance and conversation in the high seas