Since the launch of its European branch in 2003, Oceana has taken a results-oriented approach to effecting policy change through a targeted number of campaigns covering the main threats to our oceans – from habitats protection to sustainable fisheries, climate change and pollution.

Oceana is a pioneer in garnering first-hand scientific information that is used to ground conservation proposals. With the help of an underwater robot, the organization has had the unique opportunity to focus on little-known, deep-sea areas which are often neglected, discovering new species and rare or endangered habitats along the way.

Europe’s seas have undergone a remarkable improvement in this past decade, and we are proud to have contributed. We have a long way to go, but we are on the right track.