The project, titled ‘Generation Sea Change,’ involved Halls and his family sailing around the UK's south coast, meeting with students, hundreds of volunteers and charity organizations that are tackling challenges faced by coastal communities.
Halls, an award-winning marine biologist, former commando, broadcaster and travel writer, spent two months sailing southwest England capturing thousands of hours of footage as part of the project.
Hoping to inspire the next generation of ocean conservationists
Royal Caribbean Group said it is driven by its SEA the Future commitment to sustain the planet, energize communities and accelerate innovation. The company’s director of environmental programs, Elizabeth Hackley, explained, ‘At Royal Caribbean Group we have a decades-long commitment to ocean conservation that began with our Save the Waves program and expanded to SEA the Future. I am proud that we have partnered with Monty to tell the stories of local communities who are doing so much to protect our marine environment.’
She went on to add, ‘We are passionate about innovating and energizing communities and I’m sure this project will help inspire the next generation of biologists and ocean conservationists.’
Bringing the project to life
Halls will release the films over the coming months on his YouTube channel about his journey and the organisations and projects he encountered. The first film is titled ‘Spin Cycles and Life Cycles.’
‘The last two months have taken me around the beautiful coast of the UK meeting the most inspiring people doing the most incredible things to preserve our oceans,’ said Halls, the leader of Generation Sea Change. ‘I am incredibly excited to be launching our first hero film on microplastics.’
He added that ‘Royal Caribbean Group's support was critical to bringing this project to life and demonstrates the imperative of working together as we explore solutions to protect the health and vibrancy of our oceans.’