Ocean Doctor: Restoring Our Oceans with Hands-On Conservation

Ocean Doctor is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, established in 2012 dedicated to protecting and restoring our oceans through hands-on conservation (Read our full history.)

Our Mission: Advance the conservation of the world’s oceans through scientific research, education and community engagement.

We work to advance economically- and environmentally-sustainable solutions for coastal communities that protect and sustain coral reef ecosystems.

Donations are tax-deductible in the U.S.

To fully appreciate the challenge and complexity of environmental issues and to really make a difference, there is no substitute for working locally, side-by-side with those who live there. “Hands-on conservation” gives us the experience, wisdom and humility to ensure our solutions are true and our voice is credible. And it invariably leads to friendships that last will last a lifetime. — David E. Guggenheim, Ph.D.

Areas of Focus

Ocean Doctor’s areas of focus are:

  • Conducting and disseminating leading-edge research to  inform strong conservation policies.
  • Building strong international partnerships for marine research, conservation and sustainability, with special emphasis on Cuba.
  • Educating, inspiring and involving the public through educational travel experiences, strong outreach, education, radio and TV presence, visual media and leading-edge Web and social media technologies, while working to improve the quality, breadth and impact of environmental education.

Ocean Doctor’s major projects include Cuba Conservancy, a comprehensive program of international collaboration for research and conservation in Cuba, and Ocean Doctor’s 50-States Expedition, a journey to schools in all 50 States to deliver inspirational education programs to students about the oceans while encouraging careers in science.

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