A healthy ocean is essential for human development.
Contribution toward a healthy and productive ocean for the benefit of our planet.
Why we care for the ocean?
In order to gain its space globally, the Oceano Azul Foundation has chosen a strong idea based on its motto ‘From the ocean’s point of view’, and transformed into three pillars of action. Jointly these pillars will promote education, awareness, engagement, and behavioral change. They will also act to further implement an innovative blue economy as well as protection and recovery of our ocean. In doing so increased democratization and enlarged government will work to implement sustainable uses of our ocean.
Prepare a blue generation through educational programs for school children and increase public awareness on the challenges of ocean sustainability, aiming to give a voice to the ocean.
Protect, value and promote our blue natural capital, supporting marine protected areas and other sustainable uses of the ocean.
Some of Our Initiatives
Working together to leave a permanent mark on the conservation of these unique and fragile ecosystems.
A joint initiative by Oceano Azul Foundation and Oceanário de Lisboa
Act as a catalyst to raise the role of Portugal as an ocean country that protects its blue natural capital and promotes the sustainable development of the ocean through an engaged society.
Focus on capacity building activities for a new ocean governance within Europe.
Transatlantic cooperation involving north and south America and countries in Africa.
Become a renowned partner at the global level, promoting ocean conservation and sustainability programs in cooperation with public and private institutions (e.g. UN, NGOs and other Foundations), including Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
People reached annually through Oceanário de Lisboa
Children aged 5 to 9 targeted by the Oceano Azul Foundation to be educated in Portugal on ocean sustainability
Minimum current annual funding
Delivered to the Portuguese Government in the acquisition of Oceanário de Lisboa,
the key asset of Oceano Azul Foundation, as well as committed by the Founder in the Oceano Azul Foundation
* Plus the results of Oceanário de Lisboa over the next 30 years (est. 2.5M€ per year)
Working together to leave our children a more sustainable world.