We believe that the ocean – which covers 72 percent of the Earth’s surface and 99 percent of its livable space – is the world’s largest, most important and least adequately explored natural resource.
Our aim is to support researchers’ exploration of the ocean, creating public awareness and inspiring a deep and personal connection to the ocean. We hope to move the needle on ocean exploration and create a global community engaged with understanding, enjoying and protecting the ocean.
To further this work, we have launched our signature exploration initiative, OceanX, which is a mission to explore the ocean and bring it back to the world. OceanX leverages a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art research vessel and a package of other equipment, including manned submersibles, helicopters, wet and dry labs, customized technology, and the latest media and editing equipment to further its mission. This vessel and equipment provide a platform to support the research of scientists worldwide and serve as a cutting-edge media platform that is used to share exciting discoveries with the public.
OceanX Media, the production arm of OceanX, creates compelling content that captures the excitement and importance of ocean exploration and engages audiences worldwide. Content and productions take the form of broadcast media, giant screen and other films, short form videos, social media, virtual reality, museum exhibits, and impact-driven video games.
Dalio Philanthropies and OceanX have worked with over 80 scientists at scientific research institutions, including Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the American Museum of Natural History, California Academy of Sciences, Yale University, Harvard University, and local scientists and research institutions in various locations globally. We have worked with media partners including the BBC, National Geographic, PBS/NOVA, Silverback Films, Years of Living Dangerously, Atlantic Productions, NHK, and Fusion Media Group and Univision Communications.
Thus far, our funding of this initiative as well as support for the environment exceeds $149 million.