"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.
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.
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.
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.
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