The Ocean Foundation’s projects span the globe and cover a myriad of issues and topics. Each of our projects works within our four core areas: ocean literacy, protecting species, conserving habitats, and building the capacity of the marine conservation community.
Two-thirds of our projects address international ocean issues. We’re proud to support the people who run our projects as they work around the globe to protect our world ocean.
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Deep Sea Mining Campaign
Friends of Oceanswell
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The Oregon Kelp Alliance
The Oregon Kelp Alliance (ORKA) is a community-based organization representing diverse interests in kelp forest stewardship and restoration in the state of Oregon.
Friends of Nauco
Nauco is an innovator in plastic, microplastic and waste removal from waterways.
Friends of Fundación Habitat Humanitas
An independent marine conservation organization driven by a team of scientists, conservationists, activists, communicators and policy experts that converge for the protection and restoration of the ocean.
Friends of Organización SyCOMA
Organizacion SyCOMA is based in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, with actions throughout Mexico. Its main projects are the conservation of the environment through protection, restoration, research, environmental education, and community involvement; and creation of public policies.
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Climate Strong Islands Network
The Climate Strong Islands Network (CSIN) is a locally-led network of U.S. Island entities that work across sectors and geographies in the continental U.S. and the nation’s states and territories located in the Caribbean and Pacific.
Tourism Action Coalition for a Sustainable Ocean
Tourism Action Coalition for a Sustainable Ocean brings together businesses, the financial sector, NGOs, and IGOs, leading the way towards a sustainable tourism ocean economy.
Friends of Sawfish Conservation Society
The Sawfish Conservation Society (SCS) was established as a not-for-profit in 2018 to connect the world to advance global sawfish education, research, and conservation. The SCS was founded on the …
Who Saved The Whale Lagoon
“Who Saved The Whale Lagoon” is a project to document the remarkable interspecies connection, indeed love, between humans and whales at Laguna San Ignacio – a beautiful, isolated lagoon along …
Saving Ocean Wildlife
Saving Ocean Wildlife was formed to study and protect marine mammals, sea turtles and all wildlife that reside or transit through the Pacific Ocean waters off the West Coast of …
The Live Blue Foundation
Our Mission: The Live Blue Foundation was created to put Blue Mind science and best practices into action—safely getting people near, in, on and under water for life. Our Vision: …
Keep Loreto Magical
The ecological ordinance defines the goal, and the defense is science-driven and oriented in community-engagement. Loreto is a special town in a special place on an amazing body of water, the Gulf …
Ocean Acidification Day of Action
In 2018, The Ocean Foundation launched its Waves of Change campaign to raise awareness of the issue of ocean acidification, culminating with the Ocean Acidification Day of Action on January 8, 2019.
SeaGrass Grow is the first and only blue carbon calculator – planting and protecting coastal wetlands to fight climate change.
Friends of Sustainable Travel International
Sustainable Travel International is committed to improving the lives of people around the world and the environments they rely upon through tourism. By leveraging the power of travel and tourism, …
earthDECKS.org Ocean Network
earthDECKS.org works to support the reduction of plastic in our waterways and ocean by providing a much-needed meta-level overview so that those concerned can more easily find out about organizations and …
Big Ocean is the only peer-learning network created ‘by managers for managers’ (and managers in the making) of large-scale marine areas. Our focus is management and best practice. Our goal …
Friends of Havenworth Coastal Conservation
Havenworth Coastal Conservation was established in 2010 (then Haven Worth Consulting) by Tonya Wiley to conserve coastal ecosystems through science and outreach. Tonya received a Bachelor of Science degree in …
Conservación ConCiencia aims to promote sustainable development in Puerto Rico and Cuba.
Anchor Coalition Project
The Anchor Coalition Project helps build sustainable communities by using renewable energy (MRE) technologies to power homes.
SEVENSEAS is a new free publication that promotes marine conservation through community engagement, online media, and eco-tourism. The magazine and website serves the public by focusing on conservation issues, stories …
Redfish Rocks Community Team
The mission of the Redfish Rocks Community Team (RRCT) is to support the success of the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Area (“Redfish Rocks”) and the community through …
The Wise Laboratory Field Research Program
The Wise Laboratory of Environmental and Genetic Toxicology conducts state-of-the-art research aimed at understanding how environmental toxicants affect the health of humans and marine animals. This mission is accomplished through the …
Fundación Tropicalia, established in 2008 by the Cisneros Real Estate project Tropicalia, a sustainable tourism real-estate development, designs and implements programs for the Miches community located in northeast Dominican Republic …
Boyd Lyon Sea Turtle Fund
This fund provides support to projects that enhance our understanding of sea turtles.
Georgia Strait Alliance
Description: Since 1990, Georgia Strait Alliance has been the only citizens’ group focused on protecting the marine environment in and around the whole Strait of Georgia — the place where …
Alabama River Diversity Network
The delta, this great wilderness we were so lucky to inherit, can’t take care of itself anymore.
The Song Saa Foundation, which is a not-for-profit body registered as a local non-government organization under the laws of the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia. The headquarters of the organization are …
Pro Esteros was formed in 1988 as a bi-national grassroots organization; founded by a group of scientists from Mexico and the U.S. to protect Baja California coastal wetlands. Today, they …
La Tortuga Viva
La Tortuga Viva (LTV) is a non-profit organisation working to turn the tide on sea turtle extinction by conserving native sea turtles along the tropical Playa Icacos coastline, in Guerrero, Mexico.
Island Reach is a volunteer project with the mission to help build biocultural resilience from ridge to reef in Vanuatu, Melanesia, an area recognized as an ecological and cultural hotspot. …
The Grupo Tortuguero works with local communities to recover migratory sea turtles. The objectives of the Grupo Tortuguero are: Build a strong conservation network Develop our understanding of human-caused threats …
Deep Green Wilderness
Deep Green Wilderness, Inc. owns and operates the historic sailboat Orion as a floating classroom for students of all ages. With a firm belief in the value of a sailboat …
World Ocean Day
World Ocean Day recognizes the importance of our shared ocean and humanity’s dependence on a healthy blue planet for our survival.
The Ocean Project
The Ocean Project catalyzes collective action for a healthy ocean and a stable climate. By collaborating with youth leaders, zoos, aquariums, museums, and other community organizations we are growing a …
Tag-A-Giant Fund (TAG) is committed to reversing the decline of northern bluefin tuna populations by supporting the scientific research necessary to develop innovative and effective policy and conservation initiatives. We …
SURMAR/ASIMAR aspires to deepen our understanding of natural processes in the central Gulf of California to conserve natural resources and enhance ecosystem health in this important region. It’s programs are …
Shark Advocates International
Shark Advocates International (SAI) is dedicated to conserving some of the ocean’s most vulnerable, valuable, and neglected animals – the sharks. With the benefit of nearly two decades of achievement …
The Science Exchange
Our Vision is to create leaders who use science, technology, and international teamwork to tackle global conservation issues. Our Mission is to train the next generation to become scientifically literate, …
St. Croix Leatherback Project
St. Croix Leatherback Project works on projects that work to conserve and protect sea turtles on nesting beaches throughout the Caribbean and in Pacific Mexico. Using genetics, we work to answer …
Proyecto Caguama (Operation Loggerhead) partners directly with fishermen to ensure the wellbeing of fishing communities and sea turtles alike. Fisheries bycatch can jeopardize both fishermen’s livelihoods and endangered species such …
Ocean Revolution was created to change the way humans engage with the sea: to find, mentor, and network new voices and revive and amplify ancient ones. We look to the …
The Ocean Connectors mission is to educate, inspire, and connect youth in underserved Pacific coastal communities through the study of migratory marine life. Ocean Connectors is an environmental education program …
Laguna San Ignacio Ecosystem Science Program (LSIESP)
The Laguna San Ignacio Science Program (LSIESP) investigates the ecological status of the lagoon and its living marine resources, and provides science based information that is relevant to resource management …
High Seas Alliance
The High Seas Alliance is a partnership of organizations and groups aimed at building a strong common voice and constituency for the conservation of the high seas.
International Fisheries Conservation Program
The purpose of this project is to promote management systems that will ensure the long-term sustainability of marine fisheries around the world.
Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative (ICAPO)
ICAPO was formally established in July 2008 to promote the recovery of hawksbill turtles in the eastern Pacific.
Deep Sea Mining Campaign
The Deep Sea Mining Campaign is an association of NGOs and citizens from Australia, Papua New Guinea and Canada concerned about the likely impact of DSM on marine and coastal ecosystems and communities.
Caribbean Marine Research and Conservation Program
The CMRC’s mission is to build sound scientific collaboration between Cuba, the United States and neighboring countries that share marine resources.
Inland Ocean Coalition
IOC Vision: For citizens and communities to take an active role in improving the impacts and relationships between the inland, the coasts, and the ocean.
Friends of Coastal Coordination
Coordination provided by the innovative “Adopt an Ocean” project is now building on a three-decade bipartisan tradition of protecting sensitive waters from risky offshore drilling.
Blue Climate Solutions
Blue Climate Solutions’ mission is to promote the conservation of the world’s coasts and oceans as viable solution to the climate change challenge.