Schmidt Ocean Institute
Established in March 2009, the Schmidt Ocean Institute seeks to advance ocean exploration, discovery, and knowledge, and catalyze sharing of information about the oceans. The Institute is devoted to the inspirational vision of our Founders that the advancement of technology and open sharing of information will remain crucial to expanding the understanding of the world's oceans. Since the Earth's oceans are a critically endangered and least understood part of the environment, the Institute dedicates its efforts to their comprehensive understanding across intentionally broad scope of research objectives. The Schmidt Ocean Institute supports research and exploration projects that help expand the understanding of the world's oceans through technological advancement, data-rich observation and analysis, and open sharing of information.