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.

Financial Arrangements

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.

Contact Information

Web Site:


Oceanic Society
Fort Mason Center
Building E
San Francisco, CA 94123

Phone: 1-800 326-7491 (in the US) or 415-441-1106

Fax: 415-474-3395

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)

Regional Activitiy: The Oceanic Society currently has projects in 9 countries in 4 Regions (Australia-Oceania: 2, Central America: 2, Caribbean: 3, South America: 2)

Mission Statement

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.

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