Network Support

Ian Urbina and the team at The Outlaw Ocean Project produce long-form, high-impact investigative reporting on oceans issues.

Community infrastructure is critical for making meaningful advances in marine technology.

Research, data, and insights are only as impactful as the means by which they are scaled and implemented, so we work with our partners to invest in and build out foundational services and tools that support the marine tech community at large. Every organization needs different kinds of support at different stages of development; we envision an ecosystem where people developing ocean conservation technologies can easily access the resources they need as they scale their solutions.

Current Partners

Experiment Foundation

Seattle, WA

Supporting the Ocean Solutions Fund in early-stage experiments, research, and technology development for ocean conservation.

Marine Applied Research and Exploration

Richmond, CA

Exploring and documenting deep water ecosystems with deep diving robotic submarines to assist in their conservation and management.


Weligama Bay, Sri Lanka

Working to educate the next generation of ocean conservationists and stewards, equipping students from underrepresented nations with resources to conduct marine conservation research.

The Outlaw Ocean Project

Washington, DC

Producing long-form, high-impact, immersive investigative reporting on oceans issues, collaborating with artists and diverse platforms to engage a broader audience and inspire climate action.

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Purple Mai’a

Honolulu, HI.

The Purple Prize is an annual technology competition where startup teams — led by and committed to Indigenous community values — work towards building and refining their businesses.

OceanHub Africa

Cape town, South Africa

OceanHub Africa drives nature-positive impact by accelerating African-based ocean-impact startups, regional incubators and community micro-entrepreneurs for ocean regeneration and dignified livelihoods at scale.

UCSC Coastal Science and Policy Program

Santa Cruz, CA

Training the next generation of coastal science and policy leaders to advance innovative, practical solutions.

Women in Ocean Food

La Paz, Mexico

An annual philanthropic business accelerator for female entrepreneurs in emerging markets – supporting the next wave of leaders in the Blue Economy.

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For a full list of partners both past and present, visit the Schmidt Marine Partner Directory.

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