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Oceanic Research Institute

Oceanic Research Institute


Oceanic Research Institute (ORI) Appeal for Donations

ORI is Australia's only independent, Approved Research Institute for oceanic research. Donations to ORI are fully Tax Deductible.  

We need generous donations from the community to help us buy equipment until we can secure major philanthropic and/or corporate funding, because we do not receive any funding support from Federal or State Government. 

Based in Ballina-Byron we will operate globally in under-researched and climate sensitive areas (e.g. melting glaciers in Arctic East Greenland, Pacific Islands threatened with inundation, carbon-capture seaweed and kelp). ORI’s Research Committee of leading international scientists focus on the impacts of climate change on oceanic and coastal environments through global collaborative research across three themes: clean energy, healthy oceans, sustainable operations. Read more about our planned Research Expeditions here.

ORI is the world’s first oceanic research organisation to use 100% renewable energy generated on board traditional wooden sailing vessels. Our Research Expedition Vessels (REV) with zero carbon emissions will lead the way for fully sustainable futures of ocean science, and marine conservation. We will also have zero acoustic emissions - a vital scientific innovation for safe research with whales, dolphins and other marine mammals, vulnerable to acoustic trauma. 

ORI is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and we will be active participants in the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) - to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health.

ORI is a Registered Australian Charity (ACNC) with ATO-endorsed DGR status, meaning donations to ORI are fully tax-deductible. Donations, corporate sponsorships and bequests can also be made directly through our website.

We thank you for your generous donation and contribution to our Research Programs.


Help Oceanic Research Institute to reach their goal of $50,000

$95 raised

Contact Details

PO Box 29


Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.