Ocean Revolution was formed 10 years ago to change the way humans engage with the sea: to find, mentor, and network new voices and revive and amplify ancient ones to protect and honor our oceans. We look to the past with respect and recognition of ancient values, knowledge and expertise. We push forward to enhance these systems with the tools and energy of youth, science, interconnectivity, and network building.
We work with Indigenous Communities to support projects, provide funding skills, facilitate knowledge-transfer, and create international networks capable of influencing local, regional and global action; bringing recognition to these communities, assuring justice, and providing a framework for responsible economic development.
Ocean Revolution has:
- Worked with over 35 Indigenous cultures to gain recognition and support for their timeless, tireless, and successful environmental and cultural leadership in caring for country
- Accomplished “both ways” collaborations between Traditional Owners and western scientists, educators, politicians, NGOs and students
- Worked to establish, fund, and maintain Indigenous marine protected areas in Australia, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Mexico and Mozambique and the United States
- Conducted international Indigenous community exchanges; building cultural, technical, governance and nation-building toolkits
- Established and funded scholarship programs supporting University and preparatory students, language and technical training and post-educational employment assistance for Indigenous youth
- Held women’s projects on reproductive health, abuse, and opportunity including workshops and film projects
- Facilitated revival, transfer, and dissemination of Traditional Knowledge within and between local, regional, and international communities
- Funded traditional art, song, dance, and language revitalization, documentation, contemporary use and performance
- Showcased Indigenous science and culture in Museums, Universities, film, video, written and spoken word around the globe
- Engaged in long-term relationships with Indigenous communities to build and fund infrastructure, skills and market for responsible economies in environmental services, production of traditional crafts, scientific research, shellfish aquaculture, small-scale fisheries, and tourism