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Mery the ocean

An opportunity to show your love for the sea.

Join this community and show your commitment to our oceans with this annual membership. MERIAGE: a life-long, committed relationship with the sea.

The ocean gives us life.
Without it there could be none.

"No ocean, no life. No blue, no green."

Quote by Dr. Sylvia Earle

A global event

World Oceans Day

"Marry" the ocean beginning June 8, 2017 and join our global celebration on World Ocean Day next year (06/08/18).

In this televised ceremony, you will be able to Mery™ the Ocean from anywhere in the world to demonstrate your ongoing and committed relationship with the ocean. World renowned oceanographer and explorer Dr. Sylvia Earle will officiate the first service.

Children can become a child of the sea by becoming adopted during the service.

Pledging love for our ocean

How can I join?

It's easy. All you need to do is click one of the JOIN NOW buttons on this site and register.  Your digital certificate will be emailed and your ring will be mailed to the address you provide with the name you list. Rings begin shipping July 2017.

Instructions for how to participate in the ceremony will be mailed and emailed. You will be able to participate at the primary location from which the event will be televised, from an auxiliary location, or through the live Facebook feed.

Conversation for our future

Be heard

By joining Blue Ring, you contribute to the conversation and become part of a global network.

Your membership first contributes to the funding of two 1000-meter, dual-classed submersibles built by Deep Ocean Exploration and Research (DOER). These submarines will be used by Dr. Sylvia Earle to reveal oceanic discoveries.

Blue Ring funds globally important ocean exploration and conservation projects through the collective power of small purchases. After the first goal is met, we will hold a competition where you can help decide which project funding supports for the betterment of our ocean planet.

JOIN NOW

Mery™ the Sea, become a Child of the Sea, or become a sponsor.
Rings begin shipping July 2017.

Child of the Sea

If you're 18 and younger, you can participate by being adopted by the ocean.
$ 25
Be a part of the children of the sea
  • Receive a pendant
    Pendants ship begining July 2017
  • Receive adoption papers
  • Participate in the live ceremony

Mery™ the Ocean

Adults can join the community by Merying™ the ocean.
$ 25
Mery™ the ocean

Pledge to respect, understand, and care for the ocean by funding ambitious water projects that safeguard our collective futures and the future of this beautiful blue marble we are lucky enough to call home. We are the voice of the ocean. Hear us today.   
  • Receive a blue ring
    Rings ship beginning July 2017
  • Receive a Meriage™ Certificate
  • Participate in the live ceremony

Sponsor a Membership

Purchase a membership for someone who cares about the sea.
$ 25
Share the blue love
  • Receive a blue ring
  • Rings ship beginning July 2017
  • Receive a Meriage™ Certificate
  • Participate in the live ceremony

Sponsor the Ocean for Life

Contribute to the Sea Wall of sponsors
$ 2,000
Join for a lifetime
  • Receive a blue ring
    Rings ship beginning July 2017
  • Receive a Meriage™ Certificate
  • Participate in the live ceremony
  • Opt to join the Sea Wall

LEARN EVEN MORE

What are the rings made from?
Blue Rings are hand-crafted for you out of a lightweight silicone that’s hypo-allergenic, non-toxic, and durable. This versatile ring is meant to move with and endure any lifestyle. We wear ours scuba diving, running, rock climbing, and doing plenty of other things a ring made of most other materials couldn’t handle.

About Alex Rose
Alex Rose holds B.S. in Biology, a M.S. in Aquatic Biology, and has a wide variety of experience in the biological sciences. She is a professional violinist, photographer, and lover of all things aquatic. She is currently working as the Science Editor and a principle writer for Ocean Geographic Magazine and is the Managing Editor of Ocean Geographic Explorers. She is a free-lance science writer and editor as well. Alex also composes violin pieces for use in ocean themed films and exhibitions. Her driving goal is to find ways to protect our world’s precious marine habitats through diving, writing, photography, education, and research.

About Dr. Sylvia Earle
Sylvia Earle is President and Chairman of Mission Blue / The Sylvia Earle Alliance. She is a National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence, and is called Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and first Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine. She is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with experience as a field research scientist, government official, and director for several corporate and non-profit organizations.

HOW IT STARTED

I tried to start a personal FB page for “The Ocean” so I could put myself "In a relationship" with The Ocean on social media. I thought that would be the most accurate way to reflect my relationship status. Needless to say, FB wouldn't let me marry the ocean. Instead, I settled for a public figure page of the same name.

After finishing a keynote presentation at Blue Ocean Film Festival, a woman came up to me after the talk having been emotionally moved by the imagery I showed from an Arctic expedition. She said, “If I ever get married that's where I would want to do it. But I don't want to marry a person, I want to marry the ocean!"

This struck my heart deeply. I knew what I had to do. As an ocean advocate, underwater photographer, and musician, I could use that sentiment to catalyze some serious change in the world.

–Alex Rose, Executive Director of Blue Ring

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