OUR
AMBITION

Our mission

Is to amplify and accelerate positive ocean action.

Our vision

IS TO BE A WORLD LEADING CHAMPION IN OCEAN HEALTH.

Our mission

Is to amplify and accelerate positive ocean action.

Our vision

IS TO BE A WORLD LEADING CHAMPION IN OCEAN HEALTH.

Our purpose

To have a healthy future, we must have a healthy ocean. We need to foster an ocean with clear, clean water, abundant fish populations and thriving marine ecosystems. Where we prioritise the importance of the ocean in a healthy future and invest in knowledge that supports this ambition. Where we understand that by restoring and protecting our ocean, we all benefit.

We believe

  • Aotearoa has a special role to play in securing the health of the world’s oceans.
  • Ocean research and innovation can happen within a mātauranga Māori framework.
  • Ocean science, data and innovation are needed to inform ocean governance and decision making.
  • Protection of the ocean can play a critical role in building climate resilience.
  • Protecting 30% of the ocean by 2030 is an achievable goal.
  • Our generation has a responsibility to future generations to meet Aotearoa’s ocean commitments.
  • Sharing ocean stories is a powerful mechanism for effecting change.
  • Fishing responsibly will make a difference.
  • Achieving zero by-catch of seabirds and marine mammals is possible.
  • Reducing land-based pollution of our coastal and marine areas is a shared responsibility.

Our
Approach

Live Ocean is on a journey, guided by respect for deeply grounded knowledge, including science and mātauranga Māori. Our strategy is to act as an accelerant. We work by supporting scientists, iwi, environmental and other groups with aligned values and vision. We act as a committed and tenacious collaborator to fund, support and amplify the messages of ambitious New Zealand ocean scientists and champions.

We are supported by very generous core donors who cover all our operating costs and fund amplification of our ocean restoration and protection message. You can donate knowing your whole gift goes to our partners’ ocean restoration and protection projects.

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