What We Do
The Marine & Oceanic Sustainability Foundation (MOSF) engages in market-driven, tourism centric programs that balance ocean health, human prosperity and emphasize marine stewardship. We establish geotourism and citizen science activities, which sustain or enhance the geographic well being of a destination, emphasize the culture and history of the area, and benefit both visitors and residents.
MOSF is developing geotourism and citizen science projects that engage tourists via hands-on marine conservation activities. We are partnering with organizations in the hospitality and travel industries, fellow NGOs, educational institutions, and coastal community leaders to identify ideal locations and projects. Founded by business and technology leaders with a love of the oceans, MOSF approaches conservation from a different perspective… we understand the importance of marketing, media, and technology, we become an integral part of the communities where we work, and we instill a strong sense of stewardship in travelers and locals through our programs.
MOSF’s education outreach programs focuses on supplementing and enhancing marine conservation education in schools and communities across the globe. These programs are conducted in a number of ways depending on the audience and available resources. Programs will include, but are not limited to: online lesson plans and activities, education workshops, presentations, skill-building, activities, and/or classroom supplements, contests, scholarships, educational field trips, and many more. Through our education outreach programs, MOSF hopes to change people’s attitudes and behaviors with regard to their marine habitats.
Come Aboard Program
MOSF will offer educators, marine science students, research scientists, journalists and guests the opportunity to spend from a couple of days to several months at sea aboard an ocean going vessel. For educators, this program offers a clearer insight into our ocean ecosystem, a greater understanding of marine research, and an increased level of environmental literacy. Marine research scientists and students will have the opportunity to perform marine surveys, test theories, take samples, and conduct studies. As an introduction to the wide-ranging activities that MOSF promotes and supports, journalists will be invited to join expeditions throughout the year.
 The Come Aboard Program is dependent accessibility to an ocean going vessel; a vessel will also enable MOSF to broaden the scope and reach of the research and documentation of projects included in our Project Spotlights program.