About

Sometimes all you need is inspiration…

— This blog is currently on pause due to other commitments. However, we invite you to have a look at the stories from the past years. Greetings! —

We share the stories of people and projects that dedicate their efforts towards a positive future, with healthy and thriving oceans.

What started as an idea in 2017, has now grown to a well-received platform. Although, we are still a small independent non-profit project, the blog is well anticipated (more than 7,000 readers in 2020) and the community is growing week by week.

May you always be inspired!

For inquiries, feedback and questions, please mail to maketheoceangreatagain.blog@gmail.com

Authors

Nuri Max Steinmann, Founder, Editor and Author

Nuri currently works for the BlueActionFund in Berlin. Prior he has worked with GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) as a Development Advisor for sustainable aquaculture, aquatic research and environmental education in Myanmar, and as an intern in Malawi.

Nuri has a background in marine science and conducted research with the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), the Institute of Marine Sciences Zanzibar (IMS) and the Portuguese Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR).

He holds a BS in Biology from the University of Bremen and completed a joint international master’s degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at the University of Algarve and the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.

Feel free to get in touch: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nuristeinmann/

Hannah Schartmann, Author

I am Hannah, a young lady fascinated by the ocean and its amazing animals. 

Climate change, plastic pollution and overfishing – the threats facing our oceans get more urgent every day. To contribute to such important cause feels like doing something meaningful and necessary. It has always been a childhood dream for me to protect the sea. Thus, working in marine conservation was the natural choice for me. I have obtained a bachelor degree in biology and a master degree in marine biology in Germany.

Whilst I was studying, I also volunteered with NGOs working in marine conservation to get as much as experience as possible. I strongly believe that every one of us can make a difference. It’s up to us to conserve as many species as possible as well as their habitat. It’s time to take action! Let’s protect the ocean together!

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