Ocean protection organisations
Every month, we distribute the resources raised (both by $SEA and by the Nexus VSEA rewards program) according to which of our partners has priority needs that month. And when they need to raise the alarm about an ocean emergency, our community amplifies their message.
These are the brave organisations we work with - click their logos to check them out!
Founded in 1977 by Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd's mission is to protect and conserve all marine wildlife. "At Sea Shepherd, we are bold because we must be. With innumerable marine wildlife species on the brink of extinction, the stakes are much too high to be timid. We are always on the front lines. We have successfully stopped poachers and habitat destruction in Benin, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Italy, Liberia, Mexico, Namibia, and multiple other countries."
The Oceanic Preservation Society is a California-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation that promotes marine conservation and environmental protection by combating complex global issues, such as biodiversity loss, climate change, illegal wildlife trading, deforestation, and unsustainable fishing through documentaries and media. It was founded in 2005 by photographer and current award-winning Executive Director Louie Psihoyos and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jim Clark.
The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is a non-profit, environmental NGO that is on a mission to save the world’s coral reefs. We work collaboratively with communities to reduce direct threats to reefs in ways that provide long-term benefits to people and wildlife. In parallel, CORAL is actively expanding the scientific understanding of how corals adapt to climate change and is applying this information to give reefs the best chance to thrive for generations to come.
The 5 Gyres Institute is a leader in the global movement against plastic pollution with more than 10 years of expertise in scientific research and engagement on plastic pollution issues. Since 2009, the team has completed 19 expeditions, bringing more than 300 citizen scientists, corporate executives, brands, and celebrities to the gyres, lakes, and rivers to conduct first hand research on plastic pollution.
Gili Eco Trust, an NGO based on Gili Trawangan, was founded in 2002 to protect coral reefs around the Gili islands from destructive fishing. The Trust has expanded its activities from marine conservation to waste management and sustainable eco-tourism. In 2004, Gili Eco Trust started the Biorock project, creating artificial reefs and restoring the natural habitat of thousands of fish.
GreenWave trains and supports regenerative ocean farmers in the era of climate change. They work with coastal communities throughout North America to create a blue green economy — built and led by regenerative ocean farmers — that ensures we all make a living on a living planet. To scale, GreenWave cultivates a "Regenerative Reef" model in new regions. From a climate perspective, thriving Regenerative Reefs provide impact at scale. Regenerative Reefs offer numerous downstream benefits, ranging from sequestration of nitrogen and CO2 in ocean and land-based agriculture processes, rebuilding of coastal marine ecosystems, economic development, job creation, and rebuilding of Reef ecosystems.
FishAct is a conservation movement of volunteers from all over Europe with the aim of preserving healthy oceans, full of life. The voluntary fisheries observers, the Citizen Inspectors, go on undercover missions, documenting and exposing illegal fishing activities in European fishing ports, markets and coastal areas. Over the years, FishAct has run various investigations into illegal fishing activities in both the Baltic and Mediterranean Sea. Field research included monitoring of illegal bluefin tuna fishing in Croatia, tracking of illegal driftnet use in the Tyrrhenian Sea, dynamite fishing off Tunisia, and deep-sea shark fishing and finning in Morocco.
PADI AWARE Foundation is a non-profit public charity that drives global ocean conservation through local action. PADI AWARE Foundation engages divers and people everywhere to take conservation actions that heal and protect the ocean planet both above and below the surface, further elevating and supporting PADI’s vision to achieve balance between humanity and ocean. Backed by the power of the PADI® brand and supported by the world’s largest global network of 6,600 dive centres and resorts as well as over 128,000 professional members worldwide, PADI AWARE Foundation leverages the collective influence of divers and the dive industry to address key threats facing the marine environment including climate change, marine habitat loss and vulnerable species protection.