The Ocean Project is unique in many ways, including how it is led. Formed by senior representatives of several aquariums and conservation organizations in the late 1990s, The Ocean Project’s leadership is comprised of some of the most well-respected thinkers and doers in the aquarium, zoo, museum, and conservation communities, as well as incredibly young talent from around the world.
Our new World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council, is helping develop the reach and conservation impact of World Oceans Day, especially by engaging youth and decision-makers. Our Leadership Council helps set our organizational vision and strategic plan. The Advisory Council serves as a consultative body to assist The Ocean Project team in various aspects of projects and planning. If you’d like to get involved, please let us know!
Chris Andrews, Ph.D.
Head, Merlin Animal Welfare and Development – US
SEA LIFE Aquariums
James M. Hekkers, Co-Founder
Consultant, IMPACTS Research, former Managing Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Conservation Enterprises Unlimited
Kathy Sher, Co-Founder
Deputy Director of External Affairs
National Aquarium in Baltimore
Vikki N. Spruill, Co-Founder
President & CEO
Council on Foundations
Saint Louis Science Center
Greg Stone, Ph.D., Co-Founder
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist for Oceans