Who we are

COARE is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization founded in 2006 and based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its purpose is to study our oceans and increase public awareness of the earth's marine environment through educational programs and outreach. It is entirely run and led by volunteers with diverse expertise in ecology, law, marine photography, conservation, education, and oceanography.


A world where our oceans are respected by all humankind.

A world where everyone strives for a sustainable and harmonious relationship with the ocean and its creatures – and where individuals, businesses, and governments encourage one another to continually make conscious and informed decisions.