Ocean Doctor LogoOcean Doctor is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004 by Dr. David E. Guggenheim, dedicated to protecting and restoring our oceans through hands-on conservation (Read our full history.)

Our fiscal sponsor is The Baum Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California. Ocean Doctor is in transition to becoming an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Ocean Doctor: Restoring Our Oceans with Hands-On Conservation

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.

Ocean Doctor’s areas of focus are:

  • Conducting and disseminating leading-edge research to identify and map important marine ecosystems, especially coral ecosystems, in order to inform strong conservation policies.
  • Building strong international partnerships for marine research and conservation, with special emphasis on Cuba and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Educating, inspiring and involving the public through 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.
  • Advancing sustainable aquaculture and the use of next-generation land-based recirculating aquaculture systems in order to reduce pressure on wild fish stocks and provide a sustainable alternative that supports local communities.

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 Years – 50 States – 50 Speeches” Expedition, a journey to schools in all 50 States to deliver inspirational education programs to students about the oceans while encouraging careers in science.

Ocean Doctor's "50 Years - 50 States - 50 Speeches" Expedition Cuba Conservancy - an Ocean Doctor Program



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