Foundation

Philosophy

The Save Our Seas Foundation has funded more than 300 projects in over 60 countries around the globe. Each project strives for deeper understanding and more innovative solutions in marine research, conservation and education. In 2018 the foundation celebrated its 15th anniversary, and with the experience and maturity we have gained during these past 15 years we look forward to the next decade as an ongoing evolutionary and refining process. We continue to grow and learn as a foundation, seeking out and supporting the best and brightest people whose innovative projects make a real and lasting impact on the health of our oceans – and ultimately for every person on the planet.

Research

Good science is essential because in order to conserve anything, you must begin by understanding it.

Education

Learning yields understanding and inspiration, which give rise to action and ultimately lead to change.

Conservation

We support projects that will have a direct, measurable impact for conservation at a local or global scale.

Specialisation

We have carved out a niche in the world of shark and ray conservation.

Cultivation

Nurturing young people and early career professionals, whom we prioritise through various funding opportunities, will sustain ocean conservation in the long term.

Collaboration

We work closely with our project leaders during their funding period to encourage them and to facilitate collaboration between them.

Communication

We share science beyond the boundaries of scientific publications through online, print and multimedia channels.

Innovation

We look for innovative approaches and new technology that will help achieve research, conservation and education gains.

Commitment

We offer long-term support to a few select conservation projects through partnerships, and to the Save Our Seas Foundation research and education centres around the world.