Who we are
Uncharted Blue is a project of The Ocean Foundation.
Uncharted Blue joins adventure seekers with world-renowned scientists and marine technology to fuel exploration and conservation.
Our oceans cover more than 70 percent of the world, average nearly two miles in depth, and are home to over 90 percent of life on Earth. Despite containing the most diverse and unexplored ecosystems on our planet, more than 95% of our blue earth remains unexplored today.
What’s missing? You.
Explore the frontier beneath the waves with Uncharted Blue and become a part of history. Engage directly in ocean exploration and conservation. Forward scientific discovery to leave a lasting impact on our planet and its people.
Each expedition scientist seeks answers to the ocean’s greatest unknowns. Their research interests are distinctly unique but they share a common passion for making science more inclusive and impactful than ever before.
Innovations in marine technology enable us to explore and conserve the ocean in ways never before possible. This technology not only changes the way we collect and use ocean data but also makes it possible to engage the public in this exciting process.
Kristin Methlagl is a market strategist and oceanographic research advocate. She began her career as a corporate consultant creating product innovation and positioning strategies for established brands and start‐ups. After earning her MAS in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Kristin worked as a government strategist and liaison for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Scripps. She connected the dots between the value of oceanographic research and the needs of society to secure government funding and/or political support for both organizations. Kristin enjoys working closely with scientists and external stakeholders to build support for research addressing the word’s greatest environmental challenges. She merges her skill sets in market strategy and scientific research planning and advocacy to advance Uncharted Blue’s mission.
Tamara Schwent is an operations director and field scientist. Tamara began her career in research spanning the fields of pharmacology and small scale fisheries. After earning her MAS in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Tamara joined marine biotech Sirenas where she’s led field expeditions, designed dynamic and high performing teams and managed a portfolio of grants and partnerships including with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies. She is now Sirenas’ Director of Operations and leads the company’s R&D operations and alliances. Tamara merges her skillsets in field science operations with sound business objectives to advance Uncharted Blue’s quest to fuel oceanographic exploration and address outstanding basic research needs with consumers’ desire to venture into unknown parts of the blue frontier.
WHERE TO FIND US
We are currently navigating the waters of the Dutch Caribbean Islands.
EXPLORE WITH US
Currently recruiting novice and expert ocean explorers. Contact us below to learn more about our upcoming expeditions!
Uncharted Blue is a project of The Ocean Foundation, a 501(c)3 foundation with a mission to support, strengthen, and promote those organizations dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world. All donations are tax deductible and directly support Uncharted Blue’s efforts to fuel ocean exploration and conservation.
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