The Oceanic Society
The Oceanic Society Research Expeditions Program organizes projects which allow volunteers to contribute to scientific research and conservation of marine wildlife.
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Organizes 1 to 2 week field research projects around the world. Research expeditions contribute directly to environmental protection by supporting conservation-directed research. The long-term, conservation-based projects emphasize protection of marine wildlife, the marine environment, and other aquatic habitats.
No prior experience is required.
Participants pay a share of the costs of the research program and receive room and board, in addition to partial transportation with certain expeditions, as part of the expedition fee.
Web Site: www.oceanic-society.org
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: 1-800 326-7491 (in the US) or 415-441-1106
Registration / Application
Application forms are available for download on the
Oceanic Society web site.
History: A non-profit, membership organization founded in 1969 to protect the marine environment.
Field Projects executed: 100 in 2000.
Advisors sent on field projects: 1,000 in 2000.
Budget: $2,347,343 (fiscal 2000)
The Oceanic Society currently has projects in 9 countries in 4 Regions (Australia-Oceania: 2, Central America: 2, Caribbean: 3, South America: 2)
Effective environmentalism is reliant on scientific data. The Society initiates and funds research projects in the U.S. and around the world, the results of which make a compelling case for ecosystem conservation.