The International SeaKeepers Society promotes oceanographic research, conservation, and education through direct involvement with the yachting community. Providing educational resources and hands-on marine science experiences to students is the primary focus for ensuring the future wellbeing of our planet. SeaKeepers enables the yachting community to take full advantage of their unique potential to advance marine sciences and raise awareness about global ocean issues.
The Junior SeaKeepers Program is an opportunity for students in grades 10 – 12 to get hands-on experience with oceanographic research while educating the local community about marine conservation issues. Students will learn about marine science topics from local experts while receiving training in conducting scientific research and science communication. The goal of this program is to give young ocean ambassadors the tools to not only understand the problems that face our oceans but to make a difference on a large scale.
SeaKeepers has partnered with The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO in a collaborative program called Seabed 2030 Project. This initiative is coordinated to oversee the sourcing and compilation of bathymetric data to collect depth measurements from vessels using standard navigation instruments while engaged in routine maritime operations. To learn more about this project and how to get involved, please learn more below or fill out a DISCOVERY Yacht Application.
SeaKeepers works with marine educators and other non-profits to provide groups with local marine biology field trips, and also has online resources available for classes that are unable to travel. The goal of our resources is to provide fun, interesting ways to engage the next generation in environmental conservation.
SeaKeepers raises awareness about ocean issues and unites the yachting and scientific communities to find solutions for problems plaguing our seas. Benefits include early purchase and preferred pricing on tickets for our signature events throughout the year, newsletter feature opportunities, and some nice swag.