About Voice of the Ocean.
The purpose of the Voice of the Ocean Foundation is to conduct, support and promote science, education, information and communication regarding the sea, marine ecosystems, and the marine environment as well as the interaction between man and the sea, historically, at the present time and in the future.
Our vision is that, in the future, knowledge shall guide the management of the sea. With broader knowledge the discussion will be more enlightened and focused on real solutions. A sound discussion based on factual knowledge makes for wiser decisions.
We believe in the linkage of data-information-knowledge-wisdom. We are driven by the idea that Art-Science-Culture are a unity. We believe in mankind and its ability to improve. We believe in the free exchange of ideas to be discussed, questioned, and reformulated.
VOTO wants to further knowledge, curiosity, and care for the oceans. We strive for a future where the interest and knowledge about marine ecology and history among the general public promotes a sustainable co-existence between mankind and the sea. We believe in a change of mind through knowledge; that is why we will aid in the collection, creation, and dissemination of this knowledge.
VOTO is run by a group of knowledgeable oceanographers, historians and entrepreneurs who have for a long time worked with the oceans, researched the oceans, and documented the oceans. Together we represent many competences, but we have one thing in common: our passion for the sea.
Voice of the Ocean was founded in 2019 at the initiative of Carl Douglas. For 30 years, he has been diving the oceans and caring for the oceans. He financed the successful search for the DC-3 airplane that was shot down in 1952 over the Baltic Sea and has since supported maritime research and the production of documentary films about the oceans.
VOTO works in a number of directions.
Ocean Knowledge – supports scientists with questions about the sea as a system, through the production of long-term series of data that describe the dynamics of our inland sea. Beyond wide-ranging projects to collect data, we want to support scientists with specific hypotheses and contribute with facts and research about the status of the Baltic Sea.
Humans and the Sea – communicates, supports and contributes to knowledge about different forms of interaction between man and the sea; maritime history and marine archaeology as well as humanities dealing with the environment and ethnological studies of mankind’s cultural, individual and social relations to the sea.
VOTO Support – supports scientists with wide-ranging projects to collect data, communication projects, and contributes to scientists dealing with specific issues about sea related subjects within arts, science and culture.
VOTO Education – contributes to increased knowledge, curiosity, and awareness about the sea through easily accessible information and educational material for children and youth on the subject of mankind’s relation to the sea and the ongoing processes in the oceans.
Ocean Archives – help you visualize what happens in the sea using stills and video imagery.