An important message from Sir Patrick Stewart
Ocean Alliance’s mission is to protect whales and their ocean environment through research, scientific collaboration, public education, and the arts.
Ocean Alliance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and was founded in 1971.
Drones for Whale Research
This is a time of unprecedented innovation. Drones are democratizing science and profoundly changing whale research. They are empowering scientists, explorers and educators, and their full potential has not yet been realized.
Message from our CEO
As some of you may have heard, our founder, Roger Payne has decided to move on from Ocean Alliance to pursue other projects. We will miss him, and we thank him for more than a half-century of knowledge, discoveries and comradeship. Working to protect whales and their ocean environment alongside Roger has been the privilege of a lifetime— and one that we will use for guidance as we continue the mission of Ocean Alliance.
Old Paint Factory, New Headquarters
With a generous grant from the Annenberg Foundation, Ocean Alliance purchased the iconic Tarr & Wonson Paint Manufactory in Gloucester, Mass. Here we are a catalyst for the new blue economy.
Southern Right Whale Program
For more than 40 years, Ocean Alliance has studied Southern right whales in Península Valdés, Argentina – for the past 14 years with our sister organization, Instituto de Conservación de Ballenas.
Whales have the capacity to capture people's hearts and minds — an empowered youth can change the world!
A voice for the sea Follow us on our journeys around the world and into the world of whales.Read about our expeditions
WE INNOVATE BY CREATING NON-INVASIVE RESEARCH SOLUTIONS TO STUDY WHALES WITHOUT HARASSING OR HARMING THEM.SEE OUR RESEARCH PROJECTS
Why Alliance? The problems our oceans face will only be solved by people working together — hear what our partners have to sayLearn about our collaborations