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Annual Reports & Financials

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2023-2024 Strategic Overview

Ocean Discovery League's 2023 - 2024 Strategic Overview includes a review of our work in 2023 as well as our strategic plan for 2024. 

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Ocean Discovery League's 2022 Strategic Overview includes:

  • Our 2022 vision and mission

  • An overview of our top projects

  • 2022 strategic objectives

Financial Documents

Ocean Discovery League, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3), tax exempt nonprofit organization. All donations to Ocean Discovery League are considered tax deductible as guided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States. 

ODL EIN: 84-1827384

We hold a Platinum transparency rating on GuideStar by Candid.


Ocean Discovery League is committed to strategic and fiscal transparency in all aspects of our work. If you have any questions about our financials or auditing, please contact

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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