“The secret of getting things done is to act”

Dante Alighieri

There is no single solution to solving the issues facing the oceans today and every problem will require its own strategic mix of ideas, research, policies and commitments.  As an action orientated conservation charity we want to play a role by supporting these varied initiatives. Not only do we develop our own ideas and research projects but we also get behind others – saving the planet is not a competition, but a collaboration.  Raising awareness is important, but not enough. We need to educate, inform, inspire, innovate and change behaviour in order to protect the ocean.

We undertake our own scientific research.  Our Big Microplastics Survey for example is an ambitious collaboration between Just Ocean Ocean and the University of Portsmouth that is taking citizen science to a global level. However we also want to support other scientists, film makers, photographers, writers, artists and volunteers.  This includes things like raising funds for education programmes in Africa or supporting post graduate students in the UK.

We also help others to become involved. Our BeachClean.org project was established to help promote beach clean up events around the world.

This page gives you some idea of the work we are involved in as well as some of our completed project work.

Sorting nurdles

The Mini Globe Race

The Big Mangrove Survey Project

Marine Conservation Intern Programme

Fashion Fish


Sri Lanka - plastic pollution

The Big Ocean Pollution Survey

Chichester Harbour wetlands

CHaPS Project

Zanzibar Ocean Protection Foundation

Neal Layton – Planet Full of Plastic

waste left on the common

Proud of Portsmouth

The Big Microplastic Survey

Everyone cleaning microplastics at Hayling

Hayling Island Microplastics Clean-up