"The purpose of this ship, as she leaves on her various missions, is to communicate about the science of the oceans to people so that they can care about it. We can't take care of something that we don't understand and we can't care if we don't know." - Wendy Schmidt, March 6, 2012.
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Schmidt Ocean Institute is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit operating foundation established in March 2009 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.