OceansWatch was established as a registered Charitable Trust in 2007 by Chris Bone and a group of sailors and environmentalists. OceansWatch is an international not-for-profit organisation that has worked with sailors, divers, scientists and the public since 2008 to help coastal communities to conserve their biodiversity, develop sustainable livelihoods and mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.
Vision: Sustainable, healthy and resilient Pacific Island coastal communities
Mission: In partnership with coastal communities we develop conservation plans, sustainable livelihood projects and help communities adapt to the effects of climate change.
Objectives: We utilise the skills of graduates in Environmental Science, Marine Biology, and other appropriate fields to strengthen the yacht based teams.
We respond to the requests of communities that are struggling with declining marine or terrestrial resources and help them through resourcing, empowering and facilitating processes to implement locally managed protected areas to protect their biodiversity.
We also support their sustainable livelihood projects by providing advice and resources and deliver workshops to help communities adapt to the effects of climate change.
See our latest Annual and Financial Reports for more details.