Global Oceans is a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to integrate and mobilize private-sector resources through our MARV™ research vessel model to expand ocean science research capacity on demand, at a global scale.
Global Oceans utilizes MARV capacity to enable greater international scientific collaboration through innovative research initiatives, partnerships, technologies, and funding support that will have a transformative impact on understanding and protecting our ocean planet.
Global Oceans works with a wide range of technical advisors, scientists, academic institutions, project collaborators, commercial asset and service providers, expert consultants, and nonprofit organizations.
The MARV model for mobilizing and operating research vessels and scientific equipment is an adaptive, non-capital intensive infrastructure approach that relies on a gobal network of highly skilled and experienced partners and institutions, and as such it is a model that can be efficiently executed with a lean organization.
Funding for projects in development and that have been launched by Global Oceans, including projects described on this website, is being sought from major philanthropic partners including foundations, corporations, and individuals, and from government science funding agencies.
As projects are funded, Program Directors and technical and operational expertise will be brought aboard by Global Oceans to support scientific collaboration and project management.
Global Oceans® (Reg. Trademark No. 4251422), MARV™ (Ser. No. 87617531), and PolarMARV™ (Ser. No. 87617597) are registered with the US Patent & Trademark Office and are properties of Global Oceans. All rights reserved.