The Sea Ranger Service is the world’s first maritime ranger service. As a social enterprise, it builds specially-designed sailing work ships and we use navy veterans to train (partly unemployed) youths during an intense bootcamp, to become Sea Rangers. Afterwards we select 12 Sea Rangers per ship who, after extensive maritime training, are deployed to assist nations in managing Marine Protect Areas, marine research and conservation of historic shipwrecks as cultural heritage.

At the same time, the rapid development of offshore seaweed farming offers opportunities for the Sea Rangers to play an active role in seafood innovation and to develop sustainable blue economies in otherwise deprived coastal regions. Through this multi-faceted approach, the Sea Ranger Service tackles youth unemployment, inspires youths to chose a maritime career, re-integrates veterans and protects and regenerates marine landscape.

This win-win situation seems almost too good to be true. Yet, in reality, the Sea Ranger Service has gathered momentum rapidly over the last two years with over 40 partner companies now actively involved, the first Sea Rangers trained up and operational since the end of 2018. Interested to get involved? Check out our jobs page, connect with us on social media, subscribe to our 2-monthly newsletter and see how you can support our efforts. And of course, please contact us directly if you any questions.