Purpose, Mission & Values

Purpose

With climate-change as our focus and science as our foundation, we collaborate with others to understand and protect the planet we share.

Mission

We conduct and evaluate vital research on Antarctic penguin populations in support of climate science, while inspiring key stakeholders to understand and act. To this end we do outreach and education, including virtual and in-person presentations. Our penguin friends in Antarctica serve as avatars for the more hopeful message of climate adaptation.

Values

These are our primary values at Oceanites.

Discovery

We believe in the importance of analyzing the impact of climate change through science.

Education

We support enlightening experiences that provide climate change insights and awareness-building instruction to people of all ages, interests, backgrounds and locations.

Inclusion

We welcome collaboration and invite others to participate in our work, understanding that there is value in diversity of approach and views.

Relevance

We will remain on the leading edge of climate science understanding that by doing so we will inspire others to know, understand and act.

Science

Truth and fact are at the heart of the work we do, and we will not be distracted by unsupported claims, political motivations or emotional tendencies.

Stewardship

We support the responsible use and protection of the natural environment through conservation and sustainable practices to enhance ecosystem resilience and human well-being.

Transparency

We believe that trust, respect, understanding, alignment, productive relationships, and successful outcomes result from open, consistent, timely, and honest communication.