HE Peter Thomson, UN S-G’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, speaks to ORI official launch
World’s first fully sustainable ocean science organisation with 100% renewable energy
ORI CEO Earle de Blonville in Australian Geographic
What do we want to achieve
ORI’s mission is to explore the Ocean to reveal its secrets for the benefit of humankind, and to inspire a new generation of explorers. We join other Ocean science pioneers to understand the Ocean, and help open a new era of commitment to preserving Earth’s integrated systems. And we actively promote the direct engagement of tomorrow’s future scientists with ORI’s programs.
We are clean. That means our vessels use 100% renewable energy with zero carbon and acoustic emissions. We are sustainable. Our wooden vessels are fully renewable with 200-year lifespans, up to ten times longer than steel research vessels. We are limitless. That means we can cross any ocean on sunlight or sail to anywhere on earth, with no fuel stops. When the wind drops or a tight harbour appears, our powerful motors are fueled by solar, wind and hydro. Read more.