Kelp Blue is committed to creating a positive and lasting impact on the communities where we operate. We are dedicated to fostering meaningful job opportunities and creating empowering work environments.
We’re building a company that reflects the rich diversity of our communities. Here are some ways in which we are already making a difference:
Ocean regeneration and environmental monitoring requires a diverse range of skilled professionals, from marine biologists and ecologists to engineers and technicians. These projects provide employment opportunities for people passionate about environmental preservation and nurture a workforce dedicated to protecting our marine resources. At Kelp Blue we offer a range of internships as well as traineeships because we believe on-the-job training is best. We pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce and we hire the most talented individuals from within the communities where we operate.
Giant kelp forests serve as vital habitats for countless species, providing shelter, food, and breeding grounds. Since we only harvest the canopy, most of the kelp remains in the water to support a complex and interconnected web of life, promoting biodiversity and sustaining various marine organisms, from tiny invertebrates to majestic marine mammals. We are proud to be part of a movement that harnesses the power of giant kelp cultivation and provides sustainable development and economic prosperity for the country and its coastal communities we serve.
While at sea, life vests are worn at all times. Nevertheless, ocean appreciation is greatly enhanced by being able to swim, snorkel and be comfortable in the water. All Kelp Blue staff, interns and trainees are given swimming lessons as part of our capacity development initiatives.
We prioritise continuous growth and learning and ensure our team continue to build on the skills they already have, by continuing their diving certifications, obtaining boating licenses and also attending conferences around the world to learn more about kelp and the developing industry.
Throughout the year, Kelp Blue organises initiatives to involve the wider community. Most recently, we launched an Eco-Anchor design competition which targeted Lüderitz-based schools and learners.
The competition challenged learners to share their views on how they would make changes to the anchors to boost marine biodiversity. Encouraging and nurturing concept development is a vital step towards building knowledge towards a brighter future. Here we asked young and curious minds to express their interpretation of ocean science.
The Luderitz Blue school
We have proudly partnered with the Kelp Forest Foundation to support the establishment of the Luderitz Blue School, offering the Cambridge curriculum to eager learners. Through our scholarship program, we provide educational opportunities to more children, with the vision of creating a thriving school for up to 100 students. Every Friday is Oceans Day at the Blue School, where we invite children from the community to join activities that inspire young minds to develop a love for their surrounding marine ecosystems– this way we hope to create the ocean leaders of tomorrow.