How did the Sea Rangers Service start
Founded in 2016, the modern Sea Rangers Service looked to the past for inspiration and picked up where the 1930’s US Civilian Conservation Corps left off by putting young people from coastal communities in a position to take on much needed ocean conservation work.
By combining social and environmental objectives, the Sea Rangers Service is able to provide tangible and much needed services for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and coastal communities.
With every new Sea Ranger that is trained and with each purpose-built Sea Rangers ship constructed, the capacity for conservation is increased.
In 2009, scientists concluded that across the globe, there was only enough capability to monitor and protect 9% of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The Sea Rangers Service is working hard to address this.
You can read more about our history here. How did the Sea Rangers Service start?
How can you become a Sea Ranger?
Young people aged between 18 and 29 can train to become Sea Rangers via our Sea Rangers Bootcamp.
Bootcamps provide a unique opportunity for recruits to challenge themselves and further their personal development.
As a new Sea Ranger, you will train with us for a year. Training covers the basics of ocean sailing, fitness and sports, physical and mental challenges, and team development. In addition to this, you will be tested during a week away at sea, sailing far offshore in challenging conditions.
Qualified recruits are offered a full-time employment contract with the Sea Rangers, where they can work to protect the seas and gain further experience on our sailing ships.
As individual Sea Rangers gain experience and transition into a maritime career, their life opportunities will increase. The impact of our training programme can be felt far beyond the conservation strategy, as skilled, trained individuals benefit their local communities and economies.
Learn more about Bootcamp and how to become a Sea Ranger
Conservation and Environmental Impact
The Sea Rangers Service works at the forefront of ocean conservation. With a focus on research, MPA monitoring, and regeneration, plus the development of new tools to improve the effectiveness of ocean conservation methods, the Sea Rangers Service is one of the most innovative international ocean conservation initiatives in the world.
Learn more about our conservation work and environmental impact here.