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Ocean Conservation Research

Sound Science Serving the Sea

Lagunitas, CA   |  www.OCR.org

Mission

Ocean Conservation Research is focused on understanding the scope of, and exploring solutions to the growing problem of human generated noise pollution and its impact on marine animals. We engage in marine biological and technological research based on conservation priorities. We use the products of this research to inform the policies and practice of the public, industry, and lawmakers so that we may all become stewards of the sea.

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Mission: Ocean Conservation Research is focused on understanding the scope of, and exploring solutions to the growing problem of human generated noise pollution and its impact on marine animals. We engage in marine biological and technological research based on conservation priorities. We use the products of this research to inform the policies and practice of the public, industry, and lawmakers so that we may all become stewards of the sea.

Ruling year info

2022

Director

Michael Stocker

Director of Marketing and Communications

Daniela Huson

Main address

PO Box 559

Lagunitas, CA 94938 USA

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EIN

26-0719608

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (C05)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Farallones Hydrophone Project.

he Farallones Hydrophone Project will place two wired hydrophone arrays offshore from the Point Reyes Lighthouse in the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. These broad-band, time-correlated, high-resolution instruments will allow real-time monitoring of all sound sources within the array aperture. Focused on the Northern shipping lane approach to San Francisco Bay and the Port of Oakland, the objective is to triangulate on, and localize marine mammals to study whale behavior around the shipping lanes. Working with Dr. Ellen Hines with SFSU and Estuaries and Ocean Science and Point Blue, and Bruce Martin of JASCO Applied Science, we hope to develop a system where the whales at risk of ship-strikes will be displayed on screen, and other sound natural and anthropogenic sources can be located and analyzed.

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Financials

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Operations

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Ocean Conservation Research

Board of directors
as of 09/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Michael Stocker

Ocean Conservation Research

Term: 2022 - 2025


Board co-chair

Daniela Huson

Ocean Conservation Research

Term: 2022 - 2025

Deb Castellana

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Isaac MacDonald

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Yvonne Roberts

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Daniela Huson

Ocean Conservation Research

Alex Augsburger

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/7/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

 

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Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/07/2023

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Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.