About Ocean Wise


Our vision is a world in which oceans are healthy and flourishing.




Our mission is to inspire the global community to become Ocean Wise by increasing its understanding, wonder and appreciation for our oceans.

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Interested in connecting or sharing a story with us? Let’s talk.

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Ocean.org Story Team

Charlene Chiang
Vice President, Engagement

Nicole Thompson
Director, Digital Experience

Meighan Makarchuk
Manager, Web

Rory McGarry
Videographer & Editor

Johnny Jansen
Animation & Motion Graphics Producer

Kat Britten
Videographer & Editor

Lizzie Cox
Story Producer

Alix Cameron

Laura Trethewey
Senior Writer & Editor

Kristin Zumpe
Web Content Coordinator & QA

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Ocean Wise Senior Leadership Team

John Nightingale, Ph.D.
President & Chief Executive Officer

Cathy Imrie
Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President, Business

Clint Wright
Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President, Aquariums

James Bartram
Vice President, Education & Youth

Charlene Chiang
Vice President, Engagement

Jeremy Douglas
Vice President, Development & External Relations

Dolf DeJong
General Manager, Vancouver Aquarium



Ocean Wise Board of Directors

Barbara Atkinson

Christian Baxter

Karam Bayrakal

Rizwan Gehlen (Treasurer)

Janet Landucci

James Lyman

Marian MacFarlane

Shelley-Mae Mitchell

Barbara Meens Thistle

Derral Moriyama (Vice-Chair & Secretary)

Randy Pratt (Chair)

David Rebak

TJ Schmaltz

Scott Shepherd

Dixie Sullivan

John Webster


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Contact Us

Contact Us

Phone: 604-659-3569
Fax: 604-659-3515
Email: contact@ocean.org

Mailing Address

Ocean Wise
PO Box 3232
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6B 3X8

Courier Address

Ocean Wise at Vancouver Aquarium
845 Avison Way
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6G 3E2