We bring the ocean to the people.
to engage diverse communities in ocean conservation and climate action through shared, immersive learning experiences.
We have less than 10 years to solve climate change.
Climate change is a global problem that needs all hands on deck. We're running out of time, and we've got a lot of work to do. We need to work together to solve it. We need collective inspiration, and coordinated action.
Our ocean is one of our greatest allies in that fight.
Our ocean regulates the weather, provides millions of tons of food, and enables life to exist on this planet. It has also been soaking up much of our extra CO2 ,and storing most of our extra heat. We need to keep the ocean healthy in order to survive climate change.
We need to empower more communities to explore, fall in love with, and protect the ocean. We need to make ocean research and conservation more accessible, equitable, and diverse. To do that, we must involve more communities in creating and sharing solutions.
OceanLab connects communities with the ocean.
We create shared spaces, both physical and virtual, to foster engaging, meaningful, solutions-oriented conversations with the public about climate change and ocean conservation, through a variety of tools and methods. We're a place for experimentation—a sandbox for collaboration among scientists, educators, artists, entrepreneurs, creators, community leaders, and partner organizations to experiment with what moves people to protect the ocean and climate.
We make things like a mobile virtual submarine, a pop-up immersive digital aquarium, a portable digital map table, an online repository and YouTube tutorials for exploring ocean data. We're kicking around other ideas like podcasts, guerrilla public projections, and shared augmented reality experiences. We actively seek collaboration, working with diverse stakeholders and communities on a variety of projects, large and small.
Here are some examples of the things we've created, are actively working on, and are dreaming up:
Join Our Team!
We’re growing our team committed to improving how communities connect with our ocean while redefining the way a progressive, multicultural, equitable organization looks and runs.
If you're interested in joining us, whether as a board member, volunteer, collaborator, or crewmember, send us an email at .
Support our Work
We're excited to have your support as we help diverse communities explore the ocean and keep it vibrant and healthy!
Donating online is simple and quick. We accept PayPal and all major credit and debit cards.
Donate the good old-fashioned way
Please address your check to Maritime Gloucester, and add "OceanLab" on the memo line. For cash and checks, please include a note to indicate that your donation is for OceanLab, and mail to:
23 Harbor Loop
Gloucester, MA 01930
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