Oceanic Research Institute Flagship ‘La Bohème’

Our flagship ‘La Bohème’ is an ‘Icon of Sustainability’. Launched in 1913, she was the last Swedish schooner built for sail alone, with no engine until 1926. A 34-metre topmast gaff schooner, she is one of the world’s oldest great wooden trading schooners having been...

Sonja Ceri, MA Economic Geography

Sonja Ceri, MA Agency owner: Four Drunk Parrots ORI Chief Marketing Officer Australian-based CMO Sonja Ceri has almost 20 years experience in journalism and agency directorship roles in Europe and Australia, plus senior roles as Marketing Strategist, CMO and Hubspot...

Richard Mitry, LLB

Richard Mitry, LLB Partner: Mitry Lawyers ORI Corporate Counsel Richard is a founding partner of Mitry Lawyers, Sydney and Melbourne, and is ORI’s Corporate Counsel and Reputation Manager. His main areas of practice are defamation and media, property and environmental...

Paul Snelgrove, LLB

Paul Snelgrove, LLB Director ORI Corporate Lawyer Business Development Paul joined the Oceanic Research Institute as Director in March 2019. He has extensive business experience, including corporate law, residential property development, holiday accommodation and...

Jennifer Gidley

Jennifer Gidley Director Director of Research Member, Research Committee Jennifer co-founded the ORI driven by her growing concern about climate crisis, the plight of the oceans, and threats to small island nations and coastal cities from sea level rise. As Director...