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2016 WOWSA AWARDS
Vote in All Four CategoriesThe World Open Water Swimming Association is pleased to present the 2016 WOWSA Award Nominees.
The nominees are presented in the following four categories:
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Oceana, SkyTruth, Google Launches Global Fishing Watch
Our oceans have the potential to provide an abundance of food for our growing population. However, each day, that potential is compromised by overfishing and illegal fishing, which has always occurred far beyond the horizon and mostly out of sight…until now.
Starting today, all you need is an internet connection to track fishing vessels and help to protect our oceans.
Today, Oceana, SkyTruth and Google launched Global Fishing Watch, a first-of-its-kind tool that allows anyone in the world to view global fishing activity and track 35,000 fishing vessels in near real-time, for free.
Global Fishing Watch will help governments set and enforce fishery management policies. It will also allow us to shed light on problems and help get them addressed.
With Global Fishing Watch, anyone in the world can act as a watchdog for the oceans against threats like global overfishing, illegal fishing and habitat destruction. It’s easy to use, free to the public and global in scale.
Hundreds of millions of people depend on the ocean for their livelihoods and about 3 billion rely on it as a food source, but our oceans are in trouble and need our help.
That’s why we need Global Fishing Watch now more than ever. This powerful technology, satellite data and easy-to-read heat maps will make commercial fishing activity more transparent.
Together, we can use Global Fishing Watch to restore ocean abundance and tackle illegal fishing worldwide.
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A Thank You Gift from WOWSA
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1-Year Anniversary of the monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine
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Open Water Swimming Magazine
Open Water Swimming MagazineThe Open Water Swimming Magazine is the monthly magazine entirely focused on open water swimming heroes and heroines of every age, ability, and background. Published by the World Open Water Swimming Association, the Open Water Swimming Magazine is a free benefit to WOWSA members.
WOWSA Member Benefits include 12 issues of the Open Water Swimming Magazine, the annual 276-page Open Water Swimming Almanac, a free listing in Sponsor My Swim, outstanding product discounts from FINIS, an entry in Openwaterpedia and more...
The Other Shore
The Other Shore follows world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage. Her past and present collide in her obsession with a feat that nobody has ever accomplished. At the edge of The Devil’s Triangle, tropical storms, sharks, venomous jellyfish, and one of the strongest ocean currents in the world, all prove to be life-threatening realities. Timothy Wheeler’s documentary brings Diana Nyad’s extraordinary adventure to life as Diana sets out to prove that will and determination are all you need to make the unimaginable possible.
2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac
An Almanac for Open Water SwimmingAn almanac is essentially a body of knowledge which is so complete that it enables people in different fields to make predictions about the future of their respective industries.
This, for example, was the purpose of the traditional farmers almanacs. It enabled farmers to determine as accurately as possible which crops to plant for the greatest harvests in a given year.
But the farmers almanac was just one example among many.
There are, of course, many different kinds of almanacs.
In fact, there is even one for open water swimming...
Preview the Open Water Swimming Almanac:
The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.