Founding Year: 2001

Staff: 200

Budget: $42m

Andrew Sharpless (CEO)

A nonprofit ocean conservation organization dedicated to conducting “its own scientific research in addition to making policy recommendations, lobbying for specific legislation, and filing and litigating lawsuits” to preserve and restore the oceans. It seeks to “make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant by winning policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world’s marine life.”




Oceana contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

  Organization Type

  Geographic Foci


Related Content

Our world is amid multiple crises, aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.  This includes a crisis in education and learning, notably at K-12 levels, where many…

A Texas A&M University-affiliated research group addressing the complexity of global risks and changes affecting the water, energy, and food sectors. The group’s approach addresses the various stakeholders affected by…

At the United Nations’ biodiversity summit in September 2020, political leaders from over 90 countries, including the European Union, agreed to commit to halting biodiversity loss by 2030. This represents…