In The News

On this page you will find news releases related to GLORES, the GLORES Newsletter, blog posts related to GLORES and news articles about the importance of strongly protected marine areas.  You will also find events we will be attending or speaking at about GLORES, as well as the initiative's logo.  If you would like us to speak at your conference, or are with the media and need additional information, please contact Michael Gravitz - Director of Policy and Legislation: +1 202.546.5346.

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GLORES Newsletters

Blog Posts about GLORES

Selected Social Media Conversations  

The conversation around Dr. Elliott Norse's plenary speech at IMCC3  (August 18, 2014)


News Articles

Employing science to safeguard marine life with GLORES
OceanSpaces (August 17, 2016)

Charting the right course to protect marine life
Virgin Unite (January 14, 2016)

Oceans are more vital than you think
CNN (December 7, 2015)

The world has protected more of the ocean this year than ever before
The Washington Post  (October 22, 2015)

Tackling the complex challenge of saving our precious oceans
Virgin Unite website  (March 17, 2015)

Protect our marine environment: lecture
The Telegram  (March 10, 2015)

Protecting the Pacific
Rick Steves' Radio Program (January 31, 2015) 

Peering into the depths of the Bering Sea canyons, it’s clear that protection is needed
Seattle Times
 (January 31, 2015) 

A to-do list for the world’s parks
Nature (November 2014)

Obama Creates the World’s Largest Ocean Reserve
Living on Earth (PRI: Public Radio International) (October 3, 2014)

Mr. Obama’s Pacific Monument
The New York Times (October 2, 2014)

Obama vastly expands Pacific reserve
Nature (September 26, 2014)

Lance Morgan Interviewed on BBC
BBC Newsday (September 26, 2014)

Elliott Norse Interviewed on BBC
BBC Newsday (September 26, 2014)

Obama establishes world's largest marine reserve (PDF)
E&E News (September 26, 2014)

Elliott Norse Interview
KOMO TV (September 25, 2014)

For the U.S., a New Challenge: Keeping Poachers Out of Newly Expanded Marine Reserve in the Pacific
National Geographic (September 25, 2014)

Obama extends vast marine reserve in central Pacific Ocean
The Christian Science Monitor (September 25, 2014)

Interview with Elliott Norse
PBS NewsHour (September 25, 2014)

The US just created the world’s largest marine sanctuary
Quartz (September 25, 2014)

Obama just created an ocean reserve twice the size of California
Vox (September 25, 2014)

Obama establishes world's largest marine preserve
CBS News (September 25, 2014)

Obama Creates Largest Marine Reserve In the World
ABC News (September 25, 2014)

Barack Obama to create world's largest ocean reserve in the Pacific
The Guardian (September 25, 2014)

Q&A: Why It's Important to Protect a Vast Marine Monument
National Geographic (September 24, 2014)

U.S. Creates Largest Protected Area in the World, 3X Larger Than California
National Geographic (September 24, 2014)

Obama to create world’s largest protected marine reserve in Pacific Ocean
Washington Post (September 24, 2014)

20 New Species of Coral Listed As Threatened
The Huffington Post (August 27, 2014)
This AP article was also in The New York Times,  Wall Street Journal, ABC News and 20 more media outlets.

Global Ocean Commission Calls for Sweeping International Reforms
National Geographic (June 24, 2014)

Elliott Norse's Efforts to Enhance Ocean Protection
Austrian Tribune (June 22, 2014)

Redmond man behind scenes in push for ocean protections
The Seattle Times (June 21, 2014)

Obama To Create World's Largest Ocean Preserve
The Huffington Post (June 17, 2014)

Obama Setting Aside Massive Pacific Ocean Preserve
Boston Herald (June 17, 2014)

Obama Setting Aside Massive Pacific Ocean Preserve
The Seattle Times (June 17, 2014)

Obama proposes vast expansion of Pacific Ocean sanctuaries for marine life
The Washington Post (June 17, 2014)

Obama Announces Marine Sanctuary in Pacific Ocean
The New York Times (June 17, 2014)

Obama Moves to Protect Vast Pacific Ocean Areas
Scientific American (June 17, 2014)

Obama seeks crackdown on illegal fishing
USA TODAY (June 17, 2014)

Obama to create largest marine protected area ever, because bigger is better
Grist (June 17, 2014)

Why is Obama protecting a place you've never heard of? We explain.
The Washington Post (June 17, 2014)

US President Barack Obama vows to protect central Pacific waters
ABC Radio Australia (June 17, 2014)

Obama to expand marine reserves and crack down on seafood black market
The Guardian (June 17, 2014)

Value of the High Seas for Life on Earth Highlighted in New Report
National Geographic (June 6, 2014)

A Blueprint for Protecting the World's Oceans
The Atlantic (April 25, 2014)

Governing the high seas
The Economist
(February 22, 2014)

The tragedy of the high seas
The Economist (February 22, 2014)

Amid Efforts to Expand Marine Preserves, a Warning to Focus on Quality
Kate Galbraith, The New York Times (February 19, 2014)

To Save Fish and Birds
Editorial Board, The New York Times (February 15, 2014)

Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features
Graham Edgar, Nature (February 5, 2014)

Why Won't Simply Creating Lots of Marine Reserves Save Sea Life?
Erik Stokstad, Science (February 5, 2014)


We Will Be There!

Blue Vision Summit
May 9-11, 2017―Washington, D.C.
President Lance Morgan and Mike Gravitz will be in attendance.

The Ocean Conference
June 5-9, 2017―United Nations, New York
President Lance Morgan will be in attendance.

September 4-8, 2017―Coquimbo, Chile   
President Lance Morgan, Beth Pike, and Russell Moffitt will be in attendance.

PICES 2017 Annual Meeting
September 20-October 1, 2017―Vladivostok, Russia 
Dr. Sam Georgian will be in attendance.

We Were There!

UN Prepatory Committee Meeting
February 15-16, 2017―New York
President Lance Morgan was in attendance.

ESRI Ocean GIS Forum

November 1-3, 2016―California   
Beth Pike and Russell Moffitt were in attendance.

North Pacific Marine Science Organization 2016 Annual Meeting (PICES)
November 1-13, 2016―San Diego   
Dr. Sam Georgian were in attendance.   

Our Ocean Conferences

September 15-16, 2016―Washington, D.C.   
President Dr. Lance Morgan and Director of Policy & Legislation Mike Gravitz were in attendance.

IUCN World Conservation Congress
September 1-10, 2016―Hawai'i   
President Dr. Lance Morgan and Conservation Projects Coordinator Vienna Saccomanno were in attendance.  

United Nations General Assembly resolution 69/292 Preparatory Committee
August 26-September 9, 2016―New York   
President Dr. Lance Morgan was in attendance. 

SCB Marine's 2016 International Marine Conservation Congress
July 30-August 03, 2016 ―St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador (YYT), CA  
President Dr. Lance Morgan and staff scientists hosted a full-day focus group on the Global Ocean Refuge System, presented on as a tool for tracking meaningful marine protection and co-hosted a symposium on marine conservation in Canada, the USA and Mexico.

2015 Esri User Conference with Esri's software developers, technical and training staff and customer service teams
July 20-24, 2015 ― San Diego, CA   
Scientist Beth Pike presented and its role in supporting the Global Ocean Refuge System initiative

2015 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites
March 29-April 3, 2015 ― Oakland, CA
President Lance Morgan and staff scientist Russ Moffitt exhibited and how we track global progress in marine protected areas as part of the Global Ocean Refuge System

2015 Memorial University of Newfoundland GLORES Workshop
March 12-13, 2015 ― St. John's, Canada
President Lance Morgan visited Memorial University to host a Global Ocean Refuge System workshop

2014 Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation Annual Meeting
November 6-10, 2014 ― Sausalito, CA
Chief Scientist Elliott Norse and President Lance Morgan hosted a roundtable on GLORES

10th World Parks Congress
November 12-19, 2014 ― Sydney, Australia
President Lance Morgan and marine scientist Russ Moffitt attended

Our Ocean Meeting
September 25, 2014 ― New York, New York
President Lance Morgan attended this meeting where John Kerry announced that President Obama will expand the Pacific Remote Marine National Monument to 490,000 square miles.

International Marine Conservation Congress
August 14-18, 2014 ― Glasgow, Scotland
President Lance Morgan and Chief Scientist Elliott Norse hosted a workshop on the GLORES criteria.  Elliott was also a plenary speaker and discussed GLORES.

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Sea Secrets Lecture March 19, 2014 ― Miami, FL
Chief Scientist Elliott Norse presented on GLORES

GLORES Webinar hosted by NOAA MPA center, Open Channels, and EBM tools Network
March 13, 2014
President Lance Morgan presented on GLORES

International Marine Protected Areas Congress
October 21-27, 2013 ― Marseille, France
President Lance Morgan and Chief Scientist Elliott Norse attended


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Global Ocean Refuge System