Key Activities

9 September, 2020

Nature v Business was a virtual event hosted by Prospect Magazine with the kind support of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, UK Branch. Arising from the pandemic, it brought together journalists to discuss the need for a new reporting paradigm about the importance of protecting nature in economic recovery. During the first months of the pandemic, research showed that people across the world embraced nature and understood that we have lost balance with the natural world. More recently, it has identified an emerging narrative that deliberately decouples planetary health from economic recovery. The panel of journalists discussed the current reporting environment and the need for change.

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27 August, 2020

When we paused the briefing for the month of August, we committed to continuing to monitor emerging issues and to making you aware of anything important. We believe that the Mauritius oil spill is an important issue for ocean protection. As such, this media briefing covers the development of the oil spill story in English-language legacy media since 25th July.

In this briefing we will not provide communications recommendations. Instead, we want to direct your support to a  campaign that is being supported by Oceans 5. This effort is supporting marches that will take place in Mauritius this weekend and an associated open letter to the Prime Minister of Mauritius. 

You can find their open letter here. To sign on to the letter or for further information please contact zara.currimjee@gmail.com.

The social media assets in this briefing support the messages of this campaign.

Join the conversation on social media using
#RecoverRestoreProtect and #Mauritius

The full OneOcean Response Room weekly briefing and supporting analysis is available to Flotilla members. If your organisation is interested in receiving this briefing, is not a member and interested in joining, please email travis@oceanprotect.org

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5 August, 2020

The OneOcean team has been working on a fortnightly media analysis – the OneOcean Response Room briefing – that looks at the intersections between COVID-19 and environment content, the environment and ocean content, and ocean and COVID-19 content on both legacy and social media.

During the COVID-19 situation, it is important to understand the kind of conversations that are taking place, what is resonating with people and why, to ensure that our communication is as impactful as possible and – at the very least – does no harm in this sensitive time. 

The briefing provides recommendations and example materials which reflect the findings from our analysis. Find to follow a summary of the top-line findings of this week’s briefing, covering 20th July – 2nd August, 2020.

The full OneOcean Response Room weekly briefing and supporting analysis is available to Flotilla members. If your organisation is interested in receiving this briefing, is not a member and interested in joining, please email travis@oceanprotect.org

Continue reading OneOcean Response Room Briefing – Edition #12

28 July, 2020

Beyond the destructive nature versus business divide

Source: Prospect.

Author: Andrew Barnett. CEO, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK).

Amid all the foreboding and uncertainty of this extraordinary year, a consensus is beginning to emerge, springing from millions of individual observations and realisations: people want things to be better and the vast majority of us are prepared to do something ourselves to help. We want a ‘new normal’ that balances inherent uncertainty about the future with valuing those aspects of life of enduring importance – our relationships with each other as humans and with the natural world that sustains human life itself.

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23 July, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has not changed what we are working towards for the ocean, but it has necessarily changed the way that we communicate. Through weekly (and subsequently fortnightly) legacy and social media monitoring, we have regularly provided the OneOcean flotilla with recommendations on how to communicate sensitively and effectively in this period. Although some of our guidance has changed in response to the shifting communications landscape, some key recommendations hold true. These are summarised below.

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23 July, 2020

The OneOcean team has been working on a fortnightly media analysis – the OneOcean Response Room briefing – that looks at the intersections between COVID-19 and environment content, the environment and ocean content, and ocean and COVID-19 content on both legacy and social media.

During the COVID-19 situation, it is important to understand the kind of conversations that are taking place, what is resonating with people and why, to ensure that our communication is as impactful as possible and – at the very least – does no harm in this sensitive time. 

The briefing provides recommendations and example materials which reflect the findings from our analysis. Find to follow a summary of the top-line findings of this week’s briefing, covering 6th-19th July, 2020.

The full OneOcean Response Room weekly briefing and supporting analysis is available to Flotilla members. If your organisation is interested in receiving this briefing, is not a member and interested in joining, please email travis@oceanprotect.org

Continue reading OneOcean Response Room Briefing – Edition #11

8 July, 2020

The OneOcean team has been working on a fortnightly media analysis – the OneOcean Response Room briefing – that looks at the intersections between COVID-19 and environment content, the environment and ocean content, and ocean and COVID-19 content on both legacy and social media.

During the COVID-19 situation, it is important to understand the kind of conversations that are taking place, what is resonating with people and why, to ensure that our communication is as impactful as possible and – at the very least – does no harm in this sensitive time. 

The briefing provides recommendations and example materials which reflect the findings from our analysis. Find to follow a summary of the top-line findings of this week’s briefing, covering 22nd June – 5th July, 2020.

The full OneOcean Response Room weekly briefing and supporting analysis is available to Flotilla members. If your organisation is interested in receiving this briefing, is not a member and interested in joining, please email travis@oceanprotect.org

Continue reading OneOcean Response Room Briefing – Edition #10

8 July, 2020

Is it going to be same old paradigm, or will the media adopt new frames for a changed world?

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A ‘new normal’ will need new paradigms, narratives and lenses to reflect what is happening. Will ‘jobs vs environment’ be a legitimate way to explore the challenge of rebuilding economies when, in reality, we don’t have a choice but to preserve the planet we inhabit?

Can we really decouple planetary health from economic recovery and present it as a choice – planet or people?

If we really are going to be and do different, we need to communicate in different ways. People and Planet; jobs and nature; growth and environment.

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