About I.SEA.

"Leave nothing behind but footprints"
Unfortunately, our footprints are all too often ones of destruction. Wherever you look, once pristine landscapes have been marked by man's legacy. A drinking straw idly floating on the surface of the ocean or a dense concrete jungle busy with unsettling noises, sights and smells. Each, no matter how significant or insignificant they seem, are accompanied by an amassing of calamitous knock-on effects.

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Groups and societies around the world are doing what they can to address these problems. I.SEA. Conservation is just one of them.​

I.SEA.’s roots extend across the globe, where oceans take on different forms and harbour rich assemblages of both flora and fauna alike. From the exposed harsh seas of the Falkland Islands to the sheltered coves of the Hebrides of Scotland, I.SEA.’s cofounder Sam Coe’s love for the aquatic realm was established in the temperate climates of the South and North Atlantic. Partner Jess Strickland’s heart was stolen by the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific, where the seas of New Guinea, Samoa and Queensland team with exuberance and colour.

2016 saw the establishment of I.SEA. Conservation, combining these contrasting backgrounds in an attempt to grapple with the common obstacles that the oceans are facing across the planet today. The I.SEA. team navigate their cause down five main avenues: collaboration, education, research, awareness and action.
What's in a logo?
A lot of thought went into the design of the I.SEA. logo and the choice of what icon would represent the organisation was no easy one. In the end, the creators settled on possibly the most overlooked, underrated, and arguably most important type of organism on the planet- the diatom.

Diatoms, a large group of unicellular algae, come in a variety of forms and possess beautiful, intricate ciliate 'skeletons' that form strong, lattice structures in stunning symmetrical patterns. Diatoms are not only important primary producers in food webs, making up the majority of phytoplankton in our oceans, but also contribute to the balance of our atmosphere. These organisms sequester vast amounts of carbon dioxide and produce more oxygen than all of the world's rainforests combined. 

We couldn't think of a more worthy candidate to represent our organisation, can you?