Who we are
When Ocean is Your Life
Founded in 2019, Ocean Missions NGO aims to inspire people to become Ocean Ambassadors and take direct action towards ocean conservation, using an excellent combination of science, education and adventure, through citizen-science activities in Northeast Iceland and seasonal research expeditions in SubArctic and Arctic regions onboard the legendary hybrid-electric Schooner Ópal. We conduct periodic scientific surveys within sensitive conservation areas to gather valuable information for scientists, policy makers and other stakeholders about wildlife and the ocean’s health. We explore places of special scientific interest or remote locations with difficult access for other vessels. We pay special attention to marine debris pollution including fishing gear and plastics, and study its impacts on the marine ecosystem, all while spreading the message of the serious threats the oceans are facing and encouraging people to make a positive change.