Partners with governments and stakeholders to create and implement sustainable ocean plans to benefit communities, the economy, and the environment.
Our network of NGOs, academic institutions, foundations, and other organizations providing technical expertise and support to government partners.
Funding and grantmaking organization supporting marine conservation efforts around the globe.
The Waitt Institute creates and implements sustainable ocean plans in partnership with committed governments, local stakeholders and communities. Our partnership engages communities and stakeholders, facilitates the policymaking process, and builds capacity for long-term success. We provide expertise, funding, and tools to develop and implement effective ocean plans, supporting countries to achieve global sustainability goals and helping local communities secure their way of life.
Now more than ever, it is important to find sustainable solutions that not only improve local communities, livelihoods, and economies, but that preserve resources for generations to come. We are committed to a holistic approach that will find the best plans for people, environments, and economies.
We are a founding member and the organizing body of the Blue Prosperity Coalition, an impact network of NGOs, academic institutions, foundations, and other organizations working together to assist committed governments to protect the environment and improve the economy at the same time.
Planning experts, lawyers, scientists, blue economy experts, sustainable fisheries specialists, communication connoisseurs, policy analysts, and more. Our staff brings a diverse mix of expertise to creating and implementing sustainable ocean plans. We lead the Blue Prosperity Coalition, a global network of world class experts working together to build a better, Bluer, sustainable future for ocean nations around the world.
Our Founder and Chairman, Ted Waitt, co-founded Gateway Computers in 1993. Since 2005, he has been deeply committed to ocean conservation around the globe through the work of the Waitt Institute, Waitt Foundation, and the Blue Prosperity Coalition. His vision is to work in partnership with governments and provide support through expeditions, grants, and technical expertise.
We partner with governments around the world who are committed to improving their economies and protecting their resources. We also conduct scientific expeditions around the globe to advance the understanding of our oceans. Our first 3 pilot programs were in the Caribbean in Barbuda, Curaçao, and Montserrat and today we work globally. Our sister organization, the Waitt Foundation, provides grants for ocean exploration, science, and communication.