The Ocean Project advances ocean conservation in partnership with aquariums, zoos, museums, and other visitor-serving organizations (VSOs) around the world. Since 2002, The Ocean Project has also been the global leader for coordinating and growing World Oceans Day.

We collaborate with our partners to accelerate individual and societal actions on the issues facing our ocean. The Ocean Project empowers VSOs with national opinion research, strategic insights, and support for innovative and effective visitor engagement, and conservation impact.

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2016 World Oceans Day Annual Report

For World Oceans Day 2016, celebrations were held in over 100 countries across the globe, and millions of people were reached online. Our newly released, 2016 Annual Report, highlights the growth and success of World Oceans Day this year. As we prepare for 2017, we are focusing much more not only on rallying the world […]


Corals were also diverse, but composition and abundance of corals differed between the north and south side of the seamount. We observed this colony of Jasonisis, a bamboo coral, with numerous crinoid associates. Credit: NOAA Oceans Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast US Canyons Expedition Science Team

Thank you, President Obama, for Designating the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument!

On behalf of its network of 2,000 aquariums, zoos, museums, youth groups, and conservation organizations across all 50 states and 100 countries, The Ocean Project thanks President Obama for designating the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, and creating a lasting legacy for current and future generations of Americans. During this 100th anniversary year […]


Teens working Shark Week

ISG+ Final Report: Say #byetobags with the Saint Louis Zoo!

This guest post is submitted by Kirinne Slaughter at the Saint Louis Zoo, and is the last in a 3-part series on their Innovative Solutions Grants+ project. It is hard to believe that it has been almost a year since we began our partnership with The Ocean Project under the Innovative Solutions Grants+ Program. It has […]


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