The Schurmann Family and the crew of Voice of the Oceans debut with a series on Canal Off


When the crew of the sailing ship Kat docks in Miami to begin a 5-month voyage along the East Coast of the United States, the Voice of the Oceans also lands on Canal Off. Premiering this Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 9:30 p.m., the eight-part series, under the overall direction of David Schurmann, features adventure, adrenaline and, of course, initiatives and characters that have worked to defend the planet water. Each episode of Schurmann Filmes latest production is 30 minutes long, without interruption, and follows the daily life of the Voz dos Oceanos Expedition, supported worldwide by the UN Environment Program (UNEP), which will travel to a total of 65 national and international destinations in just over two years.

Led by the Schurmann family, which has 38 years of fascinating sea voyages, the initiative brings on board a new crew, such as the Italian Erika Ternex, chef in charge of the activities that provide part of the research of Voz dos Oceanos’ scientific partner, the Oceanographic Institute of USP, led by Prof. Dr. Alexander Turra, coordinator of the UNESCO Chair of Ocean Sustainability. In addition to the crew of the sustainable sailboat Kat, the expedition also promotes a major wave of transformative actions that are part of the new Canal Off attraction. All eight episodes of the series are scheduled to air through June 2024, following the completion of the sea voyage.


The premiere of Voz dos Oceanos on Canal Off features remarkable moments experienced between Balneário Camboriú and Fernando de Noronha, such as the encounter on board with surfer Ítalo Ferreira; Christ the Redeemer embracing the mission; the release into the sea of a turtle rescued by Projeto Tamar; the cleaning of the Tamoios River in a rowboat and on foot at an abandoned beach on Ilha Grande; the monitoring of marine debris in Abrolhos; and the inspiring work of the Marulho Project with the community of Caiçara on the coast of São Paulo. Bringing together such diverse and delightful accents, landscapes and cultures of the Brazilian coast, the first episode of the Voz dos Oceanos series promises to engage Canal Off viewers in an urgent mission to restore and preserve the marine ecosystem.

“This is a collective initiative, because change depends on all of us! And our new series comes to Canal Off’s programming on the eve of World Oceans Day (June 08) and will be shown as part of the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, better known as the Ocean Decade UN. The moment is special and the challenge facing our planet comes to Off with inspiring characters, fascinating landscapes and exciting adventures, reminding us that we can save our water planet,” says David Schurmann, series director and CEO of Voz dos Oceanos.

It’s also worth noting that Schurmann Filmes’ series for Canal Off is part of a special – and cross-platform – package of the new partnership between the production company and Globo, with the support of Natura Kaiak. Voz dos Oceanos joins other programming produced by the Schurmann Family production company for Fantástico, which airs on Globo and Globonews, as well as for the Knowledge Pills shown in between TV Globo’s journalism and entertainment offerings, such as Encontro, Mais Você , Conversation with Bial, Altas Horas, Bom Dia Brasil and Jornal Hoje. The partnership also includes content for the Voz dos Oceanos Digital Hub, housed in G1, as well as other actions to engage Globo’s talent to increase public awareness and engagement with the cause.

By Yara Oliveira