Ocean Voyages Institute

About Ocean Voyages Institute

A non-profit that focuses on ocean clean-up and various educational programs surrounding maritime life.



Ocean Voyages Institute (OVI) is a U.S.-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1979 with a mission of teaching maritime arts and sciences as well as preserving the world’s oceans. OVI is dedicated to giving training opportunities to youth on a worldwide scale to teach them how to sail as well as providing access to educational programs. In 2009, Project Kaisei, a 151-foot Brigantine ship, was launched as a way to focus on major ocean clean-up and to increase awareness of marine debris. They do this by making data collecting voyages as well as participating in maritime parades to share information.

OVI’s Board of Directors and volunteers have extensive experience designing and conducting ocean research projects and sailing educational programs. OVI has 34 years of experience and over the years that experience has included: creating marine biology courses for high schoolers, three scientific expeditions to the North Pacific Gyre, a Soviet/American Sail on the 290-ft square-rigged ship Druzba from Odessa to Baltimore, and return, and many more projects. They actively work to clean up Earth’s oceans and spread awareness of the importance of keeping marine life safe and healthy and are passionate about this goal.

 




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