About Us

Sailing for science, education and exploration


The Ocean Research Project (ORP), is determined to explore, under sail, in pursuance of the knowledge needed to reverse humanities negative impacts upon Earth’s oceans.

Life requires a healthy ocean to survive, so we create  research expedition opportunities that optimize instead of maximize, directing discovery alternative to the big science paradigm.

Together we push past discovery to acquire the information critical for humanity and the marine environment to thrive.


We are science, education and exploration.

Collaborated science directs what observations we need to acquire to push back against accepting human influenced stresses on the marine environment.

Through exploration, we meet scientific objectives,  led by our small core teams onboard sailing craft. Our method allows for greater freedom to reach more sensitive and remote waters worldwide.

Our stand to unite for healthy oceans is acted through our persistence to broadly  inform the public and younger generations.