ORI CEO Earle de Blonville, FRGS, is a C-Suite executive leadership coach, and consults and speaks on leadership culture for Climate Crisis.
ORI Research Director, Dr. Jennifer Gidley, is creator of the new online course “Integral Global Futures of the Environment”. See Intro Video.
HE Peter Thomson, UN S-G’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, speaks to ORI official launch, May 2019.
ORI represented Northern Rivers at the UN Decade for Ocean Science Pacific Workshop in Nouméa.
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. Our vessels use 100% renewable energy with zero carbon and acoustic emissions. We are sustainable. Our wooden Flagship, ‘La Bohème’, is fully renewable with a 200-year lifespan, up to ten times longer than steel research vessels. We are limitless. 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 fuelled by solar, wind and hydro. Read more.