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Good News for the Atlantic Ocean

Yesterday, there were announcements from both the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. In the Northeast, the Regional Planning...

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Mid-Atlantic Ocean Action Plan Comment Deadline is September 6th!

September 6th Deadline for Public Comments on Draft Mid-Atlantic Ocean Plan One week remains for you to comment on...

A Paramuricea coral in Nygren Canyon 165 nautical miles southeast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. 
Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.

Northeast Ocean Plan Comment Deadline is July 25th!

July 25th Deadline for Public Comments on Draft Northeast Ocean Plan Only seven days remain for you...

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Draft Mid-Atlantic Ocean Action Plan Released!

The Mid-Atlantic Ocean Action Plan has been released in draft form. Public comments are due by September 6, 2016, and everyone is encouraged to provide input, including those outside the region.

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Updates on US Ocean Plans

The Northeast Ocean Plan has been released in draft form. Public comments are due by July 25, 2016, and everyone – including non-US residents and those outside the region – is encouraged to provide input.

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Draft US Ocean Plans Being Released!

The Northeast Regional Planning Body will release draft Northeast Ocean Plan on May 25 in a webinar to review its contents & go over the schedule for the 60 day comment period.

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US Ocean Plans Moving Ahead!

The Northeast Regional Planning Body and Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB) are making promising strides toward their goals of releasing an Ocean Action Plan for each region in 2016.

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Great Bear Sea Film Released & Ocean Frontiers News

The Great Bear Sea is a wild expanse of ocean where whales, wolves, bears and people thrive in rich coastal ecosystems along the British Columbia coast. Meet the people and communities who are working to shape the future of the Great Bear Sea.


“The Great Bear Sea” Premiere & BC’s Marine Plans

The BC Government and 18 First Nations announced world-leading marine plans for the northern coast of British Columbia, and "The Great Bear Sea" film will premiere in Haida Gwaii on May 25.

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Ocean News

The White House released its first report on the implementation of the National Ocean Policy last week; "Ocean Frontiers II" Premieres in Delaware & New Jersey; Film on British Columbia's ocean planning to be released; & more PBS broadcasts of "Ocean Frontiers"...



Happy New Year! Our warmest wishes to each and every one of you for a wonderful 2015!...

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25 Years of Green Fire Productions!

A Voice for Change In 1989 Ralf Meyer and I produced our first environmental documentary. We wanted...

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Green Fire Partners with UNESCO on New Guide

UNESCO Guide to Evaluating Marine Spatial Plans Just Released UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) has released a...

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October 2014 News: Fall Events and Public Involvement

Public Involvement in Ocean Planning this Fall – in New England & Mid-Atlantic Regions A wide variety...


Summer & Fall Adventures

Public Input on Ocean Planning in the U.S. this Fall Do you live in New England or...


5/29 Live Chat with Ocean Frontiers Producer



British Columbia Film Trailer Released

We are excited to share with you the release of our new short film, MaPPing BC’s Ocean...

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Ocean Frontiers – Now on PBS

Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship is now broadcasting on PBS stations...

Humpback whale calf, off the Atlantic coast. Florian Graner

Ocean Frontiers on PBS

OCEAN FRONTIERS – Now on PBS! We’ve been working on this for some time and we are...


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to You! Together with your help we’ve held more than 600 Ocean Frontiers screening...

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Awesome Premieres of Ocean Frontiers II

Complex Ocean Demands Collaboration The premieres of the film Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for...

Basking shark, New England. Credit: Florian Graner

Join us! “Ocean Frontiers II” Premieres

The second in the award-winning film series, "Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea," is an inspiring story of citizens working together for the sake of their sea. Please join us for the premieres!


Watch the Trailer – Ocean Frontiers II

Off the shores of New England, in a region steeped in old maritime tradition, comes a modern...


New Film Underway

For three weeks in June and July, the Green Fire Ocean Frontiers team traveled from Norfolk, VA to Lubec,...


Attend Your Public Meeting on Ocean Planning

Public meetings on Ocean Planning are coming to communities across New England in May and June, and we encourage you to attend and invite others! We're making Ocean Frontiers DVDs available for free for all who wish to share the film with friends and colleagues.


Calling All Agencies, Coastal Planners & Ports

We'd like to offer Ocean Frontiers to you, for free, to show within your agency, department or office. The film is available in several lengths, including 22-minutes, 60 and 80, to accommodate different audiences and time frames.

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Ocean Planning Moving Ahead

We are in New England, working on new Ocean Frontiers stories and what better way to dive in than to attend the 2nd Northeast Regional Planning Body (RPB) meeting.


D.C. Film Fest & Working Waterfronts Symposium

We are excited to announce that this March, Ocean Frontiers will be making appearances at two noteworthy events: the 2013 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital and the 2013 National Working Waterfronts & Waterways Symposium in Tacoma, WA. We hope you will join us and share the invitations with your members, colleagues and friends.


Aquarium Program Now Available

We're delighted to announce that we have just completed a new 22-minute Ocean Frontiers program specifically for aquariums, museums and marine centers. This special program is being used in exhibits, theaters and in workshops around the nation and is available for free at

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‘Tis the Season…

And We Wish You a Happy Holiday!  Since our inaugural premiere in Port Orford, OR, Ocean Frontiers has...

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Nation’s First Regional Ocean Planning Body Meets & National Ocean Policy Workshop

Last month regional ocean planning got underway in the Northeast United States. The Northeast Regional Planning Body...

At the State Department for the "Ocean Frontiers" Presentation, with Sean Cosgrove, Conservation Law Foundation and Rebecca Owen, US Dept. of State.

State Department & Ocean Stewardship in Monterey

US Department of State It was an honor to be invited to screen Ocean Frontiers for the U.S. Department of...


Educator’s Guides Now Available & CA Premieres

  Last week had many people heading back to school, both students and teachers alike, and we...

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Tagging Whales in Stellwagen Bank this July!

Do you remember the first story in Ocean Frontiers—Saving Whales at Stellwagen Bank? Not sure anyone could...

Deerin Babb-Brott, Director, National Ocean Council, speaks to a full house at the DC premiere.

Spectacular Washington, D.C. Premiere

  Last week was a big week for Ocean Frontiers – our DC premiere and a blog...

"Ocean Frontiers" producers, Ralf and Karen Meyer, in Port Orford, Oregon.

Ocean Frontiers: The Filmmakers Perspective

People always ask us, “What project are you working on now?” For the past three years, the...


Who’s Embarking on a New Era in Ocean Stewardship?

Fishermen, scientists, business owners, farmers & more are charting a new course for the ocean—one of collaboration...


Honor World Oceans Day & Grow the Ocean Frontiers Campaign

Ocean Frontiers is more than just a film, it is a outreach campaign and tool to be...

In Washington DC: Filmmaker Karen Meyer with Dr. Bill Walker, Gulf of Mexico Alliance and Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Brief Congressional Staff on what Iowa Farmers Are Doing to Help Restore Gulf of Mexico

On the Road with Ocean Frontiers

WASHINGTON, D.C. BRIEFING FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFFERS 70 key staffers of members of Congress attended the Hill Briefing...


East Coast Tour, a Success

People filled the New England Aquarium IMAX Theatre for the East Coast Premiere of Ocean Frontiers April is...

Karen Meyer, producer of Ocean Frontiers and Leesa Cobb, Port Orford Ocean Resource Team with Leah & Phil Gould, Florida Keys Marine Life on their fishing boat.

Fisherman to Fisherman Connections

Leesa Cobb of Port Orford Travels to the Florida Keys with the Filmmakers to Meet with Fishermen...

From left: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, filmmaker Karen Meyer and First Lady Cylvia Hayes in Port Orford, Oregon, for Ocean Frontiers premiere.

Ocean Frontiers World Premiere a Big Success

  Whether you were in Port Orford for the world premiere of Ocean Frontiers or not, you...


Ocean Frontiers Kicks Off National Tour & Guests Governor Kitzhaber & First Lady Cylvia Hayes Join the Celebration

On February 11, 2012, the Savoy Theatre in Port Orford, Oregon, the western most point in the...


Ocean Frontiers Premieres in Port Orford, Oregon – Feb 11th 2012

Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship will launch its national tour at...


Successful Film Outreach at Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Ocean Frontiers Part 3 & 4 screened this past weekend at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival...

Photo: Green Fire Productions

Administration Releases Plans to Implement Better, More Streamlined Management of Our Nation’s Oceans, Coasts and Great Lakes – Give Your Input!

Our nation has long relied on the abundance of resources, economic value and natural beauty of our...


10th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival: January 13-15, 2012

We are delighted to announce that Ocean Frontiers is an official selection of this coming year’s Wild...


Sneak Preview in Astoria, Oregon Following TSPWG Meeting

Did you know Oregon is a leader in wave energy? And that there are three marine reserve...


Port Orford Sneak Preview

Bill Cobb, an elder of the Port Orford fishing fleet said, “That film is somethin’!” after watching...


Sneak Preview at the Coastal Communities Conference

Download Event Poster The Coastal Communities Conference in Nantucket, Massachusetts is hosting a special sneak preview of...


Turning the Tide on Ocean Frontiers

Ocean Frontiers…the name conjures up visions of explorers searching for understanding of the vast blue ocean that...