It was with great sadness that we learned of the recent passing of our founder, Roger Payne. Over the course of more than six decades, Roger inspired students, scientists and citizens around the world with his work on the vocalizations of whales, showing us the depth and sophistication of their emotional lives. In doing so, Roger helped jump-start the modern environmental movement. By making people care about whales, he made them care about the planet. Roger was a generous, charismatic figure, willing to share his wonder and enthusiasm for the natural world. How very fortunate we were to have him as our founder and President — and we will continue to do our best to honor his legacy.
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.
SnotBot goes tagging!
Ocean Alliance has developed a new, less invasive method for the deployment of non-invasive suction cup biologging tags on whales.
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 50 years, Ocean Alliance has studied Southern right whales in Península Valdés, Argentina – for the past 26 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