In light of the uncertainty we all face with the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to let you know about the steps Ocean Wise is taking to ensure we are prepared.
The Ocean Wise head-office is located at the Vancouver Aquarium in B.C., Canada. B.C. is currently in Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan. People can take part in smart, safe and respectful travel within B.C. This Restart Plan has allowed the Vancouver Aquarium to reopen with protocols in place to do so safely. Read more on vanaqua.org.
Our staff continues to carry out our mission to care for marine life and inspire the global community to discover and explore our oceans. As Ocean Wise is a global organization many staff already work remotely. Many staff who are set up to work from home will continue to do so to allow essential animal care, building operation and security staff to stay on site at our headquarters with plenty of physical distancing.
As a self-supporting, non-profit association, we are dependent on the revenue generated from Vancouver Aquarium and the generosity of our donors to remain financially sustainable. We do not yet know the full implications COVID-19 will have on us. If you have the means to do so and would like to support us during this uncertain time, you can support our mission and work online.
As a science-based organization ourselves, we encourage everyone to refer to science-based sources of information on this virus. For additional information on preventing the spread of COVID-19 please visit the Government of Canada’s website. For more background information about COVID-19, please visit the B.C. Centre for Disease Control’s website.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they available.
This remains a complicated and rapidly evolving situation, and one that reminds us all of our responsibility to look out and care for our collective community. We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we navigate this together.
Updated: June 26, 2020, 10 a.m.