The philanthropic arm of the World Surf League, WSL PURE, has partnered with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the School for Professional Studies at Columbia University. WSL PURE is a nonprofit that’s dedicated to improving the health of the planet’s oceans—a cause relevant to all of us. The ocean contributes immensely to our global experience, directly affecting issues like climate change, global weather, and the entire ecosystem. With greater understanding and respect for the environment, we can improve that experience for generations to come.
WSL PURE is focusing on four research projects, which will increase scientists’ ability to predict extreme weather events and subsequently reduce the costs associated with them: Oceans & Climate; Ocean Health and Ecosystems; Carbon Uptake and Ocean Acidification; and Sea Level Rise and Coral Reefs. By creating a generation of “surfer scientists,” WSL PURE aspires to empower global citizens to become more engaged in finding real-world solutions to ocean health.