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Ocean Wise ®

Our vision is a world in which oceans are healthy and flourishing.

Ocean Wise ® is a global conservation organization, headquartered at the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park. 

Ours is a water world. Earth’s oceans, and the interconnected cycle of water and waterways, are utterly vital to every living thing on Earth. And yet the health of these oceans, and by extension the wellbeing of all life on Earth, is at risk due largely to the impacts of human activity. It’s going to take a deep, transformational change — a sea change — in humanity’s consciousness and activities regarding the oceans to ensure healthy, sustainable life on this planet.

Bringing about that change is a particular challenge, because in spite of our intricate dependence upon them, oceans, freshwater environments, and ocean ecology remain distant and mysterious to most of us: more mysterious even than outer space. It is our own precious world, but in many ways and for too many of us, it is also another world.

Helping to bring about this sea change is our reason for being. 

Let's be Ocean Wise.

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Our mission is to inspire the global community to become Ocean Wise by increasing its understanding, wonder and appreciation for our oceans.


Through science-based storytelling across our global platforms, we inspire action to conserve our oceans.


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