Marine Research Expeditions

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Whether it’s a career break, a gap year, furthering your studies or just a break in your travels to do something different, volunteering with a Marine Research Expedition is an experience you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life. Volunteering for a conservation expedition is not just an adventure, it’s your way to help make a positive difference. There are many fantastic organisations offering volunteer programmes around the world and we believe they all have something unique to offer. Different organisations will appeal to different people and choosing the right one for you is not always easy, but wherever you decide to go your input and work will be valuable to the marine environment and its conservation. Please don’t forget to mention WiseOceans when booking your expedition!

Click on the logos below to get more information about the different organisations:

“Contribute towards meaningful research projects working towards protecting sharks in South Africa”

“Providing the resources to help protect coral reefs and tropical forests since 1986!”

“Shark & Marine Conservation around the Gili Islands”

“We believe that the people most closely connected to the reef should be the ones that care for it, and so are trying to get more and more divers involved in marine education and conservation.”
“Blue Ventures’ volunteers learn how to collect data that is vital to the management of some of the world’s most remote marine biodiversity hotspots and directly contribute to our conservation, development and education programmes”
“A leader in conservation & Development”


“Volunteer abroad on critical community development and environmental conservation projects.”

“The Ocean Stewardship Program is the largest island-based marine conservation initiative in Cambodia.”
“Our mission is to spread knowledge, implement solutions and help try to change the current situation before it is too late.”
“Promote capacity building and community-based marine resources management as a way to alleviate poverty, increase the resilience of coastal communities and raise awareness about marine conservation”
“Love The Oceans’ mission is to establish a Marine Protected Area in Mozambique. Our ethical program gives individuals the chance to work with our Marine Biologists collecting a world-first data set and see the inner workings of a micro NGO in a third world, rural community.”
“Intern and volunteers as a researcher on the most biologically diverse lake on the planet”

“Carry out scientific research to address shark, ray, and marine conservation issues in Indonesia, the heart of the coral triangle.”

“Fostering excellence in marine research, conservation and outreach for over a decade.”
“Subsidized internships to persons 18 or older who wish to learn field research skills. Our approach is to integrate students with active marine scientists from around the globe.”

“Conservation through Research and Community Mobilisation”

“Committed to researching and defending the biodiversity of the Greek seas and islands, as well as the entire eastern Mediterranean.”
“A unique and innovative science and dive traineeship based on the world famous Great Barrier Reef.”

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