Ocean Revolution

Ocean Revolution

About Us

advocating for the human-ocean ecosystem

effective interactions between communities and other stakeholders makes the difference in the success or failure of conservation. Community struggles with development or conservation schemes, when seen only as economic or environmental issues, overlooks their impact on culture and on food sovereignty

guarding biocultural diversity

efficient applied ocean conservation utilizes traditional knowledge, 21st century tools and the customary practices of resource users to build a both-ways dialogue that ends with positive biological conservation and measurable advancement of human well-being

changing conservation narratives

members of the Kimberley Land Council

since 2004, Ocean Revolution has been working to address inequity and injustice in ocean management focusing on the implications of environmental change and conservation burdens on indigenous coastal communities

what we do


  • Support for advanced academic degrees in archaeology, aquaculture, environmental engineering, coastal management, and marine biology
  • Community education through both-ways learning, films, radio, and television in local languages 


linking jobs and conservation

entrepreneurial biodiversity conservation recognizes there are few livelihood choices in remote indigenous communities that create economic opportunity from environmental stewardship. Training programs that emphasize best practices in marine business establish the incentives for responsible utilization of marine resource

Bitonga Divers


For centuries, environmental law and stewardship in indigenous societies came from the stars, land and water. Practical wisdom, cultural and spiritual rules were passed from generation to generation to set the relationship between human beings and non-human beings. 

 There are always “watchers” seeking to harmonize contemporary narratives with ancient ocean rules. 

Our film is the story of the watchers of 

Mozambique and the resources they marshalled to return "ocean rules" to their home