Climate Change and Adaptation
For them, as for us, it all comes down to having FOOD to eat, a HOME that’s safe to live in, a healthy ENVIRONMENT free of disease, and our ability to produce future generations of CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.
These are the same questions we need — and should — be asking ourselves!
Our scientific research fosters increased awareness of climate change adaptation through the lens of penguins and Antarctica. Our view - if penguins have survived for 40-60 million years, their lives offer secrets as to how we might adapt and survive as the warming comes our way.
When analyzing penguin population changes, we ask whether these are caused by changes to their food supply, homes, environment, and/or ability to reproduce.
This should make us wonder:
- Will we have enough food?
- Can we avoid fires, floods, mudslides, eroding coastlines, hurricanes, tornadoes, rising sea levels, and earthquakes?
- Can public health be maintained and will we be prepared for the next pandemic?
- What will the future look like for the next generation?
- What do we need to start doing now to ensure survival for our children and grandchildren?
Where We Do It
- It all starts with penguins. In Antarctica.
- Where we’ve made a difference.
- Ensuring the conservation of Antarctica for future generations.
Since 1994, Oceanites has been monitoring and analyzing penguin and seabird population changes across the vast Antarctic Peninsula where it's warming faster than anywhere else on Earth except the Arctic.
- We are the world’s only nonprofit, publicly supported Antarctic research program.
- We are the only project monitoring the entire Antarctic Peninsula region for more than two decades.
- We maintain the only Antarctic continent-wide penguin database used by all Antarctic researchers (MAPPPD).
- We publish annual State of Antarctic Penguins reports.
- We published the 1st Antarctic Travelers Code.
- We have published numerous, seminal scientific papers.
- We contribute annual reports to the Treaty’s Committee on Environmental Protection.
- We are invited, international observers at the Antarctic fishing meetings known as CCAMLR.
We Need Your Help
Help us continue to educate the world based on science and how penguins have been adapting for 40-60 million years.
Invest in our penguins.
Oceanites, Inc. is a tax-exempt nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization under US law; donations by US citizens are tax-deductible.
Help us promote a better future for our kids and grandkids.
Because climate change is here!