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Impact report 2021

Written By Karyna Duran

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Happy World Ocean Day! We are so thrilled to announce that our first annual impact report of 2021 is here! We are beyond grateful to share this memoir with you, and to bring you along our journey and evolution into the pioneering organization that we are today. You can find the document in English here […]

Happy World Ocean Day! We are so thrilled to announce that our first annual impact report of 2021 is here! We are beyond grateful to share this memoir with you, and to bring you along our journey and evolution into the pioneering organization that we are today. You can find the document in English here and in Spanish here.

We’re proud to lead Innoceana into the fourth year of its mission to encourage the world to fall in love with the Ocean. We are preserving marine environments worldwide for future generations by creating a global network of marine conservation and education centers (MCEC’s) that empower coastal communities while actively engaging and inspiring the public through innovative research, education, storytelling, and participation.

This annual report reflects the combined efforts across all Innoceana organizations in Spain, Costa Rica, and the United States. The results that we have achieved—which are highlighted in this impact report—give us hope for the future.

We hope that you are also inspired by these pages about the lasting impact we are making to protect the Ocean that could not have been possible without your incredible support. This impact report is a celebration of our work in honor of World Ocean Day as well as an invitation to continue joining us in turning the tide in 2022!

Coral substrate and rugosity

Corals are essential to our ecosystems, and our job is to protect these endangered animals. Since the creation of Innoceana, much of our research has focused on finding new ways to monitor coral reefs and collect data. We hope to introduce new government policies in...

NET Zero Conference 2022

Since 2018, Innoceana’s mission in marine conservation is done in correspondence with our 3 objectives; innovation, education, and collaboration. This past September, we were able to intersect these missions by proudly exhibiting at the 9th Annual Net Zero conference...

Deep Voice Expedition Chronicle

During August’s last week and September’s first, Costa Rica’s South Pacific region was unusually sunny and dry: something rare given the time of the year. It was the perfect weather to match the arrival of the Deep Voice team. Photo by Flavio Güell Deep Voice is an...

Innotales – the power of storytelling

When in 2020 the pandemic closed borders, halted tourism, shut schools, forced people away from nature and locked millions of families at home, it also took the Innoceana team away from the sea for the first time in years. This did not stop us, of course. The entire...

Time to celebrate the third anniversary of our most memorable whale rescue

Monday afternoon. July, 2022. Everybody is a bit stuck at work, school or catching some waves. On top of that, it’s rainy and humid — AKA wet season. A sort of random day to celebrate the third anniversary of the legendary rescue that inspired the Entangled in Costa...

Meet Sylvain Lambrechts – Underwater Photography expedition leader

My name is Sylvain. I’m native to Madagascar; yet, I grew up in Belgium, where I spent a considerable part of my life. I’ve dedicated the last couple of years to traveling the world and diving several oceans. I come from  a management background, but I decided to swap...

2022 Surf-A-Thon

This Sunday, June 19th, Bodhi Surf + Yoga —in collaboration with Fundación Somos and Amigos of Costa Rica— is hosting 2022 Surf-A-Thon at Playa Chaman Uvita. This event has been created to support Innoceana's marine conservation efforts. This event will help raise...

Shipwrecked by human irresponsibility 

It’s my first day off since I began my internship with MCEC Innoceana. Everything is planned to be a good day: some snorkeling in the warm waters of the Pacific, local and plant-based food, ticos speaking the fastest Spanish ever and some friends.  Once on the boat,...

Diving in Costa Rica

If you’re looking to dive in Costa Rica, you may want to head to the Southern Pacific Zone. Diving in Uvita is one of the best ideas for anyone willing to enjoy to the fullest what the region has to offer. Innoceana’s Marine Conservation & Education Center is...

Interview with Michelle Kloosterman

Michelle Kloosterman (@whaletrailspct) will be traveling solely on foot from the border of Mexico to the border of Canada. She’s attaching a cause greater than herself to her pilgrimage through the Pacific Crest Trail. 🐋 That’s how “Join the Migration” was born, a...

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