IMPACT REPORT

01 APRIL 2021 – 31 MARCH 2022
Live Ocean Foundation partners with exceptional New Zealand scientists, innovators and communicators to scale up action for a healthy ocean

A MESSAGE
FROM OUR CHAIR  

Ka ora tatou,

While there is broad understanding of the precariousness of our future, the role a healthy ocean plays still remains absent from our national discourse. This is despite Aotearoa’s ocean space dwarfing our land area by more than 15 times. The ocean-climate nexus presents huge challenges, but with that comes great opportunity to shape a better future for us all.

At Live Ocean Foundation we are action orientated, and it’s with delight that we can report the organisation grew steadily over the year with an 17.9% increase in fundraising income.  Including Live Ocean USA, the revenue for FY 22 was $1,300,425 with 74.8% of our expenditure directed to the science, innovation and public education we work with our partners to deliver. The growth in funds was a significant accomplishment by the team in a difficult year with extended lockdowns and ongoing disruptions. 

 

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As well as bringing in important funding to accelerate the projects we support, Live Ocean has a key role to play in addressing the ongoing ocean blindness and shifting the narrative from ‘it’s too hard’ to ‘it’s too important not to act now’. Social licence is a critical factor in the movement needed to spark national focus.  Our alignment with sport and this year’s partnership with the New Zealand SailGP Team has allowed us to stretch our reach to new audiences and we’re excited about the potential. It has also provided us with a valuable contribution to the work being done on kelp restoration which was greatly appreciated.

As always, we remain committed to good governance. Thank you to my fellow trustees Shelley Campbell and Jez Fanstone for your insights and focus. To our US Directors, Amanda Martin, Erin Miserlis and Jez Fanstone, we also thank you.  To our founding partners, core supporters and trusted advisers, your efforts and support of the Live Ocean kaupapa is central to our ability to make a difference.

As always, our founders Peter Burling and Blair Tuke continue to inspire us with their belief we can be so much better, their energy, tenacity and most of all their love for the moana.

Ngā mihi,
MIRANDA BURDON

A MESSAGE
FROM OUR CHAIR  

Kia ora tatou, 

While there is broad understanding of the precariousness of our future, the role a healthy ocean plays still remains absent from our national discourse. This is despite Aotearoa’s ocean space dwarfing our land area by more than 15 times. The ocean-climate nexus presents huge challenges, but with that comes great opportunity to shape a better future for us all.

At Live Ocean Foundation we are action orientated, and it’s with delight that we can report the organisation grew steadily over the year with an 17.9% increase in fundraising income.  Including Live Ocean USA, the revenue for FY 22 was $1,300,425 with 74.8% of our expenditure directed to the science, innovation and public education we work with our partners to deliver. The growth in funds was a significant accomplishment by the team in a difficult year with extended lockdowns and ongoing disruptions. 

Read more

As well as bringing in important funding to accelerate the projects we support, Live Ocean has a key role to play in addressing the ongoing ocean blindness and shifting the narrative from ‘it’s too hard’ to ‘it’s too important not to act now’. Social licence is a critical factor in the movement needed to spark national focus.  Our alignment with sport and this year’s partnership with the New Zealand SailGP Team has allowed us to stretch our reach to new audiences and we’re excited about the potential. It has also provided us with a valuable contribution to the work being done on kelp restoration which was greatly appreciated.  

As always, we remain committed to good governance. Thank you to my fellow trustees Shelley Campbell and Jez Fanstone for your insights and focus. To our US Directors, Amanda Martin, Erin Miserlis and Jez Fanstone, we also thank you.  To our founding partners, core supporters and trusted advisers, your efforts and support of the Live Ocean kaupapa is central to our ability to make a difference. 

As always, our founders Peter Burling and Blair Tuke continue to inspire us with their belief we can be so much better, their energy, tenacity and most of all their love for the moana. 

Ngā mihi,
MIRANDA BURDON

FROM OUR
FOUNDERS  

Kia ora Live Ocean whānau, 

The opportunity to use our sport to connect audiences with the vision for a healthy ocean has been something we’ve always seen from the outset of Live Ocean. It was a huge year for us on the back of the America’s Cup win, the Olympics and the launch of the New Zealand SailGP Team, where the foundation came on board as the charity partner. We’ve had incredible support from people all over the country, thank you. 

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The Spain Sail Grand Prix in October demonstrated when sport and conservation connect, it can provide a moment for focus and impact. We shared the story of the plight of Antipodean albatross and proudly displayed the image on the wing of the F50. The event itself provided a key moment as the governments of New Zealand and Spain announced a commitment to improve fishing practices to avoid the capture of seabirds in southern fisheries. It was hugely rewarding to see this agreement come into place. 

Later in March, the New Zealand SailGP Team made history by becoming the first winners of the Impact League. The USD$100,000 prize for Live Ocean Foundation will fund important work in the Hauraki Gulf into the significance of kelp forests and their regeneration. 

We also had some epic missions to awesome parts of our country. It was special to head to Kawhia to meet with the Te Toki Waka Hourua whānau and to hear about the work they’re doing to revitalise voyaging in Aotearoa and to learn more about their relationship to the ocean. We also headed up to Northland to spend a night with Ngāti Kuri 4th Gen youth who are an inspiring group of rangatahi. 

Heading out on the boat with Dr Nick Shears to Te Hauturu-o-toi Little Barrier, we saw first-hand healthy new kelp beds that only 12 months before were kina barrens. We need to keep charging, there is such a massive opportunity for recovery, and we can all be part of it. 

Ngā mihi nui,
PETER BURLING + BLAIR TUKE

FROM OUR
FOUNDERS  

Kia ora Live Ocean whānau, 

The opportunity to use our sport to connect audiences with the vision for a healthy ocean has been something we’ve always seen from the outset of Live Ocean. It was a huge year for us on the back of the America’s Cup win, the Olympics and the launch of the New Zealand SailGP Team, where the foundation came on board as the charity partner. We’ve had incredible support from people all over the country, thank you. 

 

Read more

The Spain Sail Grand Prix in October demonstrated when sport and conservation connect, it can provide a moment for focus and impact. We shared the story of the plight of Antipodean albatross and proudly displayed the image on the wing of the F50. The event itself provided a key moment as the governments of New Zealand and Spain announced a commitment to improve fishing practices to avoid the capture of seabirds in southern fisheries. It was hugely rewarding to see this agreement come into place. 

Later in March, the New Zealand SailGP Team made history by becoming the first winners of the Impact League. The USD$100,000 prize for Live Ocean Foundation will fund important work in the Hauraki Gulf into the significance of kelp forests and their regeneration. 

We also had some epic missions to awesome parts of our country. It was special to head to Kawhia to meet with the Te Toki Waka Hourua whānau and to hear about the work they’re doing to revitalise voyaging in Aotearoa and to learn more about their relationship to the ocean. We also headed up to Northland to spend a night with Ngāti Kuri 4th Gen youth who are an inspiring group of rangatahi. 

Heading out on the boat with Dr Nick Shears to Te Hauturu-o-toi Little Barrier, we saw first-hand healthy new kelp beds that only 12 months before were kina barrens. We need to keep charging, there is such a massive opportunity for recovery, and we can all be part of it. 

Ngā mihi nui,
PETER BURLING + BLAIR TUKE

FROM
OUR CEO

Tena koutou, 

We’re proud to present our second annual report, which reflects a huge amount of support, belief and mahi. For a young organisation we’ve made significant strides, entering our third year with our strategy tested and embedded. While the world has been grappling with the pandemic and its aftermath, the need to stay focused on the environment and the role the moana plays in that, is vital.

Key highlights from the year include:

  • A critical second year of support of Dr Emma Carroll’s southern right whale research.
  • Building our support to accelerate kelp restoration research & the role kelp plays in carbon sequestration. 

 

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  • Seascape has made great progress, with recognition of the methodology by the University of Auckland and surveying of critical seafloor habitats in Tīkapa Moana, the Hauraki Gulf. 
  • Support of the voyage to the Antipodes Islands to preserve the near 30-year data set on the Antipodean albatross. 
  • Developing new whanaungatanga / relationships, including with Te Toki Voyaging Trust who we are supporting for the next three years. 
  • Established Project Kahurangi, an image and video bank for the conservation sector to enable more effective conservation messaging.

The central theme for the year is undoubtedly mahi tahi / collaboration, despite the barriers the extended lockdown created. Our partnerships with the people and businesses who support us and the scientists, innovators and communicators we fund are the mauri of how we work. 

Now, with the partnership with the New Zealand SailGP Team, we can take these insights and the ambition for a healthy ocean to the world stage in a way that is unique to Aotearoa New Zealand. We engage widely with others in the conservation sector and create relationships and networks with ocean sports organisations. 

A massive thank you for your manawanui support in a time where everyone was stretched, both in business and personally. Your unwavering commitment to us and a healthy ocean during difficult times will always be remembered. Together, we press forward to drive action for the ocean in the crucial window between now and 2030.  

Thank you to our small (but mighty!) Live Ocean team for your dedication and good humour. In difficult circumstances you shone…. 

Ngā mihi,
SALLY PATERSON

FROM
OUR CEO

Tena koutou,

We’re proud to present our second annual report, which reflects a huge amount of support, belief and mahi. For a young organisation we’ve made significant strides, entering our third year with our strategy tested and embedded. While the world has been grappling with the pandemic and its aftermath, the need to stay focused on the environment and the role the moana plays in that, is vital.

Key highlights from the year include:

  • A critical second year of support of Dr Emma Carroll’s southern right whale research.
  • Building our support to accelerate kelp restoration research & the role kelp plays in carbon sequestration. 
Read more
  • Seascape has made great progress, with recognition of the methodology by the University of Auckland and surveying of critical seafloor habitats in Tīkapa Moana, the Hauraki Gulf. 
  • Support of the voyage to the Antipodes Islands to preserve the near 30-year data set on the Antipodean albatross. 
  • Developing new whanaungatanga / relationships, including with Te Toki Voyaging Trust who we are supporting for the next three years. 
  • Established Project Kahurangi, an image and video bank for the conservation sector to enable more effective conservation messaging.

The central theme for the year is undoubtedly mahi tahi / collaboration, despite the barriers the extended lockdown created. Our partnerships with the people and businesses who support us and the scientists, innovators and communicators we fund are the mauri of how we work.

Now, with the partnership with the New Zealand SailGP Team, we can take these insights and the ambition for a healthy ocean to the world stage in a way that is unique to Aotearoa New Zealand. We engage widely with others in the conservation sector and create relationships and networks with ocean sports organisations.

A massive thank you for your manawanui support in a time where everyone was stretched, both in business and personally. Your unwavering commitment to us and a healthy ocean during difficult times will always be remembered. Together, we press forward to drive action for the ocean in the crucial window between now and 2030.

Thank you to our small (but mighty!) Live Ocean team for your dedication and good humour. In difficult circumstances you shone….

Ngā mihi,
SALLY PATERSON

THE OCEAN IS OUR GREATEST ALLY IN THE FIGHT FOR A healthy planet. but it’s at a tipping point. To have a healthy future we must have a healthy ocean

Consolidated
FINANCIALS

2021 - 2022
Total Revenue
$1,300,425


Programme
$772,135
Fundraising /Marketing
$147,241
Administration
$112,825
Total Expenses
$1,032,201


Total Assets
$487,395
Total Liabilities
$67,859
Net Assets
$419,537
2020 - 2021
Total Revenue
$1,102,770


Programme
$737,033
Fundraising /Marketing
$116,884
Administration
$130,844
Total Expenses
$984,761


Total Assets
$189,220
Total Liabilities
$38,073
Net Assets
$151,147

Consolidated financials for Live Ocean (New Zealand) and Live Ocean (USA) for 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022. Full audited financials for Live Ocean Charitable Trust Group (NZ) are available here. Live Ocean USA form 990s submitted to the US Internal Revenue Service. 

2021 - 2022
Total Revenue
$1,300,425


Programme
$772,135
Fundraising /Marketing
$147,241
Administration
$112,825
Total Expenses
$1,032,201


Total Assets
$487,395
Total Liabilities
$67,859
Net Assets
$419,537

Consolidated financials for Live Ocean (New Zealand) and Live Ocean (USA) for 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022. Full audited financials for Live Ocean Charitable Trust Group (NZ) are available here. Live Ocean USA form 990s submitted to the US Internal Revenue Service. 

INNOVATE FOR
SOLUTIONS

SEASCAPE


Seascape is a public access geospatial marine modelling project produced by New Zealand Geographic with funding from Live Ocean Foundation.

Seascape technology allows access to high resolution, photo-realistic, three dimensional seafloor maps, hundreds of metres in area. These maps can be shared with international researchers, allowing them to understand the modelled underwater environment like they were there. Images can be used as baselines for other key scientific questions in the future, as well as a public education tool.

“Adapting photogrammetry technology for use underwater will give us the view of our marine habitats that satellite imagery provides on land. Our hope is that this insight leads to better decision making, more robust science, and a public more engaged in the fate of the marine space.”
JAMES FRANKHAM – NEW ZEALAND GEOGRAPHIC

 

IMAGES

The largest single mosaic is made up of over 1,200 images of a 145 m2 scallop bed patch.

 

m2

The programme has mapped 8,000 m2 of reefs, shellfish beds, estuaries, sponge gardens and seagrass.

 

MINUTES

The methodology can model 200 m2 of seafloor in six minutes to millimetre accuracy.

 

SEASCAPE


Seascape is a public access geospatial marine modelling project produced by New Zealand Geographic with funding from Live Ocean Foundation.

Seascape technology allows access to high resolution, photo-realistic, three dimensional seafloor maps, hundreds of metres in area.

 

 

Read more
These maps can be shared with international researchers, allowing them to understand the modelled underwater environment like they were there. Images can be used as baselines for other key scientific questions in the future, as well as a public education tool.

1,200 IMAGES
The largest single mosaic is made up of over 1,200 images of a 145m2 scallop bed patch.

 

 

8,000 m2 
The programme has mapped 8,000 m2 of reefs, shellfish beds, estuaries, sponge gardens and seagrass.

 

 

SIX MINUTES
The methodology can map 200m2 of seafloor in six minutes.

 

“Adapting photogrammetry technology for use underwater will give us the view of our marine habitats that satellite imagery provides on land. Our hope is that this insight leads to better decision making, more robust science, and a public more engaged in the fate of the marine space.” JAMES FRANKHAM – NEW ZEALAND GEOGRAPHIC

 

PARTNERING
WITH PURPOSE

Q

THE STORY OF Aotearoa is intrinsically linked to the moana and the many wayfinders who voyaged across the ocean

TE TOKI VOYAGING TRUST
Q

THE STORY OF Aotearoa is intrinsically linked to the moana and the many wayfinders who voyaged across the ocean

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The issues the ocean faces are largely out of sight Below the waterline It’s harder to see and easier to ignore

PROJECT KAHURANGI
Q

The issues the ocean faces are largely out of sight Below the waterline It’s harder to see and easier to ignore

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TAKING THE MESSAGE FOR A HEALTHY OCEAN FORWARD THROUGH GLOBAL SPORTING PLATFORMS

Shining a spotlight on the plight of the Antipodean albatross and working to stop their path to extinction has been a key part of Live Ocean Foundation's charity partnership with the New Zealand SailGP Team.

GLOBAL PLATFORM 
This video highlighting the threat to seabirds and calling for action in the SailGP global broadcast reached 3.7 million people in 175 territories.  

SPORTS DIPLOMACY
During their time in Cadiz, Peter and Blair spoke at the SailGP Champions For Change Event, alongside New Zealand’s Ambassador to Spain Nigel Fyfe. They also spoke with the Spain’s Secretary of State for Sport José Manuel Franco to discuss the role of sport in creating meaningful change. 

This action set the stage ahead of the signing of a Bilateral Agreement between Spain and New Zealand governments to boost protections for threatened seabirds in December 2021.

“This wouldn’t have happened without the leadership and determination of Pete Burling and Blair Tuke who for the past two years have been championing the Antipodean Albatross alongside the New Zealand scientists, agencies and communities committed to saving them from freefall to extinction.” NIGEL FYFE - NEW ZEALAND AMBASSADOR TO SPAIN

THE POWER OF SPORT
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TAKING THE MESSAGE FOR A HEALTHY OCEAN FORWARD THROUGH GLOBAL SPORTING PLATFORMS

Shining a spotlight on the plight of the Antipodean albatross and working to stop their path to extinction has been a key part of Live Ocean Foundation's charity partnership with the New Zealand SailGP Team.

GLOBAL PLATFORM 
This video highlighting the threat to seabirds and calling for action in the SailGP global broadcast reached 3.7 million people in 175 territories.  

SPORTS DIPLOMACY
During their time in Cadiz, Peter and Blair spoke at the SailGP Champions For Change Event, alongside New Zealand’s Ambassador to Spain Nigel Fyfe. They also spoke with the Spain’s Secretary of State for Sport José Manuel Franco to discuss the role of sport in creating meaningful change. 

This action set the stage ahead of the signing of a Bilateral Agreement between Spain and New Zealand governments to boost protections for threatened seabirds in December 2021.

“This wouldn’t have happened without the leadership and determination of Pete Burling and Blair Tuke who for the past two years have been championing the Antipodean Albatross alongside the New Zealand scientists, agencies and communities committed to saving them from freefall to extinction.” NIGEL FYFE - NEW ZEALAND AMBASSADOR TO SPAIN

SCIENCE TO
UNDERSTAND

Q

KELP FORESTS ARE NOT ONLY VITAL TO THE HEALTH OF THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS, BUT TO THE PLANET AS A WHOLE

TREES OF THE SEA
Q

KELP FORESTS ARE NOT ONLY VITAL TO THE HEALTH OF THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS, BUT TO THE PLANET AS A WHOLE

Q

This sentinel species for climate change was once decimated by whaling. These now recovering gentle giants face a new threat, the changing ocean

Southern right whale tracks 2020 and 2021
TOHORĀ VOYAGES
Q

This sentinel species for climate change was once decimated by whaling. These now recovering gentle giants face a new threat, the changing ocean

Southern right whale tracks 2020 and 2021
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KELP AND CARBON
Q

THANK YOU

Despite the challenges 2021 presented, it was a year of rapid growth for Live Ocean. The support from our founding partners and major supporters has been unwavering. We could not have navigated this COVID dominated world without you. Our whānau has continued to grow, we are thrilled to welcome passionate ocean lovers, APL and Doyle Sails into the fold.

The wider community of ocean champions have continued to come together around the ambition for a healthy ocean. The support and belief of many is what will help to move the needle at a national and global level. Thank you to everyone who has gifted their time, expertise, proceeds or joined us in the conversation.

 

 

 

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