At the Sylvia Earle Alliance/Mission Blue, Charlotte Vick serves as curator for Google Earth’s “Explore the Ocean” layer introduced by Google in 2009. Working with over 350 ocean partners in civil society, government, research, exploration, education and media, this collaboration with Google has produced over 3,000 stories about marine life, science and exploration, ocean and atmosphere, ecosystems, marine protected areas and human connection in Google Earth.
Charlotte Vick understands both government and the private sector. She has worked in economic and environmental planning, project development and start-ups in economic development, environmental planning, interactive media and ocean technology. Her network is international and global in scope.
Her experience includes leading international teams and serving on the boards in both for profit and non-profit corporations in leadership positions. Planning, fundraising, marketing and communications are her primary offering as a board member/advisor for many organizations. Currently she serves with the Sargasso Sea Alliance, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition. the High Seas Alliance, the Blue Ocean Film Festival, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development Environmental Film Festival, SXSW Eco and the Research Coordination Network.
Charlotte holds a BA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and also attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she studied and worked in ocean science and research at the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research and in affiliation with the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii. She regularly attends and presents at conferences relating to conservation, educational content development and media production.