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SUSTAINABLE, RESILIENT

& THRIVING SEAS

THAT BENEFIT ALL

WHAT

WE DO

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, a network of NGO’s, academic institutions, foundations, and other organizations working together to assist committed governments to protect the environment and improve the economy at the same time. 

OUR

FOCUS

BLUE

ECONOMY

MARINE SPATIAL
PLANNING

SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES

MARINE PROTECTION

WHO

WE ARE

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.

WHERE

WE WORK

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 sister organization, the Waitt Foundation, provides grants for ocean exploration, science, and communication.

OUR

PROJECTS

Sperm Whales

OUR

PARTNERS

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WHY

WE CARE

No one person, no one entity can save the oceans, but if we work together, we pool our resources, this is a problem we can fix."

Ted Waitt

Founder & Chairman

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