The Blue Marble Project


Wallace J Nichols, one of the Founder’s of the initiative, holding a blue marble in the Anambas Islands.

Biosphere Foundation joined Director, Wallace J. Nichols’ Blue Marble initiative to mark sailing vessel Mir’s maiden voyage from the Mediterranean to Bali via the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal, Singapore and the Java Sea in 2010. See the expedition log reports below.

Rock stars, presidents, kids, scientists, artists, explorers, eco-celebrities, teachers, business leaders…even the Dalai Lama and the Pope have received blue marbles and gotten their Blue Mind on!

Born one day in 2009, the wildly popular, absurdly simple, neuroscience-based initiative of marine biologist Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, has shared blue marbles around the world with millions of people in celebration of our beautiful, fragile, planet.

Now, The Blue Marbles Project has set out to pass a blue marble through every person’s hand on earth, with a simple message of gratitude along with it.


Wallace J Nichols holding a blue marble.
“You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop.”
– Rumi