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Annual Reports

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Ocean Discovery League has not yet published its first annual report, but you can review our 2022 Strategic Overview here. This document includes:

  • Our vision and mission

  • An overview of our top projects

  • 2022 strategic objectives

Previous Reports

From 2017 to 2021, the Open Ocean Initiative at the MIT Media Lab hosted several gatherings and pursued multiple project initiatives. In 2021, Open Ocean spun off to become Ocean Discovery League to continue this work.

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In February 2018, we convened 200 explorers, innovators, artists, scientists, and storytellers in collaboration with NGS at an event called Here be Dragons. Our goal was to identify the uncharted territories that still exist in ocean exploration and storytelling.


All Hands on Deck, held at the MIT Media Lab, was the 2018 National Ocean Exploration Forum. Its goal was to imagine creative new ways to make the ocean so pervasive in modern culture that everyone has a positive association with the sea.

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The overarching focus of our work was to advance not only technologies, but also to bring new communities of people together to build a global—and equitable—community for deep-sea exploration. This report summarizes our work over the course of 2017 to 2021.

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