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From Space to Seabed: Researchers use…

February 13, 2024

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Researchers used Earth-orbiting satellites to map coral reef biodiversity at a global scale to show that areas of high habitat diversity also have high species diversity. This new satellite mapping technique, developed by researchers at the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) and the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science, can help guide future efforts to identify and protect highly biodiverse reefs...

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Remotely sensed habitat diversity…

February 9, 2024

Published in Remote Sensing of Environment  Abstract The ability to map coral reef biodiversity from orbit would greatly advance marine spatial planning. Presently, reef biodiversity is measured in situ by divers, but this method is inefficient and expensive. Remote sensing techniques …

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From Space to Seabed: Researchers use…

February 9, 2024

Researchers from the University of Miami and the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation used Earth-orbiting satellites to map coral reef biodiversity at a global scale to show that areas of high habitat diversity also have high species diversity.

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The Living Ocean Foundation’s 2023…

February 7, 2024

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Ocean Foundation's 2023 Annual Report Cover, featuring a student's drawing of an endangered fish with black and white stripes from their annual student art contest, the Science Without Borders Challenge.

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It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce the release of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation’s 2023 Annual Report. This report encapsulates the dedication, hard work, and remarkable achievements of our foundation over the past year …

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2023 Annual Report

February 7, 2024

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Ocean Foundation's 2023 Annual Report Cover, featuring a student's drawing of an endangered fish with black and white stripes from their annual student art contest, the Science Without Borders Challenge.

Over the past year, we have made significant strides in our mission to protect, preserve, and restore the health of our oceans. See some of what we were able to accomplish in our 2023 Annual Report. Highlights include: Harnessing our …

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One month left to apply to the Science…

January 30, 2024

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There is still time to participate in our international student art competition, the Science Without Borders® Challenge! Students must submit their artwork by March 4 for their chance to win up to $500.  This year the Science Without Borders® Challenge theme is …

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The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans…

November 30, 2023

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The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) will be participating in COP28 this December 2023. The 28th annual United Nations climate meeting is being hosted by the UAE and will be held at Expo City in Dubai. The United Nations COP or “Conference of Parties” is the highest decision-making process on climate issues as it convenes over 70,000 delegates, heads of state, and world leaders. KSLOF is honored to be participating in several events at COP28 this year to discuss the role of philanthropy in ocean conservation, upcoming projects that focus on monitoring and restoration of coral reefs, and the importance of preserving global biodiversity through coral reef protection...

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Our Mangrove Education and Restoration…

November 28, 2023

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As the leaves start to change and the air becomes crisp with the promise of a new school year, our team is once again gearing up for a fresh start. While I may no longer be a formal educator, the …

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Khaled bin…

November 22, 2023

Great Barrier Reef (c)Jurgen Freund/iLCP

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As we gather around tables laden with delicious treats and cherished company, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation extends warm wishes to you and your family for a bountiful and joyful Thanksgiving celebration. This Thanksgiving, as we express gratitude for the blessings in our lives, let us take a moment to give thanks to our ocean. The ocean sustains us in immeasurable ways, from providing us with food and resources to capturing our hearts with its breathtaking beauty. At the Living Oceans Foundation, we hold a deep reverence for the ocean and understand the importance of safeguarding its delicate balance. Our commitment to marine conservation, scientific research, and education is fueled by a deep connection we have with the ocean that sustains life on our planet. This Thanksgiving, we give thanks for the vibrant coral reefs that adorn our oceans. These diverse ecosystems not only dazzle the eye but also provide shelter to an astonishing array of marine life. We express gratitude for the ocean’s biodiversity, from the graceful whales that swim across entire ocean basins to the tiny plankton that form the foundation of the marine food web. Each species contributes to the intricate web of life in the ocean, enriching our world with their existence. We are thankful for the tireless efforts of scientists, researchers, conservationists, and volunteers who dedicate their lives to understanding and protecting our oceans. Their unwavering commitment is what gives us hope for the ocean’s future. Last but not least, we are grateful for the lessons the ocean teaches us—lessons of resilience, interconnectedness, and the important role our health plays in our lives. These lessons serve as guiding beacons, urging us to cherish and protect our precious marine environments. As we celebrate this Thanksgiving, we hope your hearts will be filled with appreciation for our ocean’s treasures. Together, let us strive to be stewards of the seas, ensuring that the wonders we admire today endure for generations to come. From the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation family to yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

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Discovering Coral Bleaching: An…

November 15, 2023

Reefs at Risk Activity and Coloring Book

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In the wake of the devastating mass bleaching events that swept across the northern hemisphere’s coral reefs during the scorching summer of 2023, the importance of coral reef education has never been more important. As students settle into their academic routines, the critical issue of coral bleaching has risen to the forefront of environmental concerns in these regions. In response to this need, we are excited to introduce the dedicated section on coral bleaching from our Reefs at Risk Activity and Coloring Book. While the entire book is a work in progress, we’ve recognized the urgency of educating students about coral bleaching and have chosen to release the book in sections to provide timely information and engage young minds in this pressing matter...

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