Beneath the Waves is a global platform for ocean conservation, education, and discovery. Our mission is to raise awareness regarding critical marine issues, foster the advancement of science, and promote the protection of our oceans.

Research

Advancing our understanding of the ocean

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Film Festivals

Sharing beauty & mystery

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Youth Programs

Educating the future

EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION

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Adventures

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Why It Matters
The ocean is our planet’s life-support system. The air we breathe, the food we eat, and the climate we live in depends on healthy oceans.

Education

Curating, producing, and presenting the ocean to the public through film and film festivals

Beneath The Waves creates and hosts powerful and inspirational educational events around the world that unite the public with dynamic young scientists, social entrepreneurs, artists and filmmakers, athletes, and other change-makers. Since 2009, we have hosted events in 15 different countries and served our unique brand of ocean conservation and education to over 10,000 people in person.

Research

Leading cutting-edge scientific research on threatened marine species

We also conduct game-changing scientific research aimed at advancing our understanding of the ocean as well as creating solutions for some of the biggest threats it faces. The primary cause we focus on is sharks, which are among the most threatened species on the planet. We are currently engaged in shark research on 4 continents, including studies on migration, habitat use, and physiology.

Engagement

Educating and immersing our youth in ocean-leadership activities

Our youth program empowers elementary, middle, and high school students to serve as stewards for the ocean by creating short films that are entered into a global competition. This program has created leaders out of nearly 300 students from the US and Europe, and serves as a model for change in the classroom.

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