Forrest of the Sea
Forests of the sea, a legacy project to protect and restore kelp forests around the world
Yachts For Science joins Parley in support of science, exploration, advocacy and the protection of our planet’s vital sea forests.
WHY IS THIS RESEARCH IMPORTANT ?
400 MILLION YEARS AGO
Our evolutionary ancestors emerged from underwater forests and began to walk the land.
50,000 YEARS AGO
Early humans found new continents by travelling ‘kelp highways’ – a source of steady seas and sustenance.
Like amazons of the ocean, kelp forests create oxygen, harbour biodiversity and combat climate change yet almost half are in decline. Forests of the Sea filmmakers Faine Loubser and Ross Frylinck (videographers for ‘My Octopus Teacher’) will create content capturing the beauty and fragility of Patagonia’s sea forests, as well as the science being undertaken. Content will reach a diverse global audience to highlight the vital importance of these regions.
For expedition Patagonia 2024, Parley will bring together a global network of scientists, institutions, and media experts to study and bring to life the biological and climate value of the region’s kelp ecosystems. The research team is formed of leading world scientists including Dr Loyiso Dunga, Faine Loubser, Yago Lange, Dr Ana Quieros, Dr Cliff Kapono, Max Bello, Ross Frylinck, Dr Stefan Gelcich and Dr Sylvia Earle.
Location, Dates & Berths
Puerto Montt to Cape Horn or vice vesa
10-12 berths for scientist and film crew
Science and research to understand kelp forest as a climate and biodiversity refuge.
Policy, the science will inform policymakers to enable the protection and preservation of sea forests.
Marine protection, mobilize funding for marine ecosystems protection and preservation efforts around the world.
Media Advocacy capture and create content to reach a diverse global audience.