COBALT Network
Bioregional Learning

Our Bioregions

Casco Bay, Maine, U.S.A.

Our major focus here is on seeing, connecting and accelerating the “green shoots” of transformative change that surrounds us in the coastal ecosystem.

Tayside, Scotland

Bioregioining Tayside – is a community led effort to realize the bioregion, remembering the primacy of natural systems in survival, reconnecting with those natural systems, re-orientating human activity to promote resilient environments and livelihoods and restore the natural systems on which we all depend.

Westfjords, Iceland

We have developed strong relationships with colleagues across the Arctic through the UArctic Thematic Network – and have focused on the Westfjords and coastal adjacent habitats such as seagrass meadows in Iceland.

Osa Penisula, Costa Rica

Part of the Eastern Tropical Pacific Bioregion = 2% of the worlds biodiversoity under massive development pressure – here’s a Story Map of a 3-day Learning Journey to the Osa Peninsula we led in March. 

Our 2023 Bioregional Learning Journey

We all need healthy food, reliable sources of energy, efficient and affordable transportation, clean water, and access to health care. A Learning Journey explores remarkable innovations, breakthroughs as well as barriers and roadblocks.

These five days of complete immersion within the Casco Bay bioregion, from the land, to the waterfront and the ocean, will lead to many questions, discussions, and reflections.

Our COBALT Fellowship

The fellowship will explore a wide range of issues such as local ecological knowledge/wisdom from indigenous partners, innovations in mapping, developing a quality assurance monitoring plan and strategies for developing infrastructure for long-term and holistic restoration activities. Small teams will form with clear products to generate in advance of a Bioregional Learning Journey scheduled for June 12-16, 2023 in Portland Maine.

Our Partners

Thank you to our incredible partners for the support in the development of the Learning Journey and launch of Team Zostera.

Blue Marble Evaluation