Trinational Initiative for the Conservation of the Gulf of Mexico/Iniciativa Trinacional de Conservación del Golfo de México
The Trinational Initiative for the Conservation of the Gulf of Mexico (Iniciativa Trinacional de Conservación del Golfo de México) represents the unprecedented joint effort of Cuba, the U.S. and Mexico to elevate collaboration in marine science and conservation to a new level in the Gulf of Mexico and Western Caribbean Sea.
Details about this collaboration can be found here: http://1planet1ocean.org/a-blueprin…with-cuba/ (This article, in turn, includes additional links, including a New York Times story about the initiative.)
The Trinational Initiative includes representatives from Cuban, Mexican and American research institutions and nongovernmental organizations.
The Trinational Initiative was only recently named and now we need a logo to be displayed prominently on a new web site and printed materials for our fourth meeting, to be held in Sarasota, Florida at the end of September 2010. The logo will receive significant international attention and prominence due to the wealth of media coverage around the world, due both to the unprecedented level of collaboration between the U.S. and Cuba, as well as current attention on the Gulf of Mexico due to the BP oil spill disaster.
The logo is meant for the general public.
The logo should communicate the following concepts:
1. A collaboration of three nations: Cuba, Mexico and the U.S.
2. Marine science and conservation in the Gulf of Mexico
The logo should include both the English and Spanish versions of the name:
Iniciativa Trinacional de Conservación del Golfo de México
Trinational Initiative for the Conservation of the Gulf of Mexico
Additional information: The Initiative focuses on six key areas of collaboration: Research and conservation of coral reefs, sharks, sea turtles, marine mammals, conservation and management of fish resources, and strengthening of marine protected areas. (It is not mandatory that any or all of these elements be included in the logo design, but this information is provided for your reference.)
Finally, this effort is about friendship as well as science and conservation, so conveying this aspect of the project would be welcome. In other words, we welcome a range of submissions, from corporate to "warm and fuzzy."