Arksen Foundation

We are a non-profit organisation that provides project funding, facilitates cutting-edge scientific research and creates innovative media to inspire a greater understanding of the beauty, complexity and fragility of the ocean ecosystem and it’s interfaces with the land around it.

We aim to be a platform for research, conservation, creativity and funding in support of the identification of new species, preservation of existing species and stimulating behavioural change globally. The projects we support are in alignment with our cornerstones; Ocean access, research and advocacy projects, education, exploration and sport with purpose.


If you are fortunate enough to have access to one of our vessels, we think you have a responsibility to use it to help better protect and understand our oceans.

All Arksen owners join the Foundation and pledge to donate 10% of their vessels’ annual sea time to the projects that we collectively support; allowing scientists, explorers, thought leaders, filmmakers, journalists, photographers, artists and athletes access to a fleet of vessels from which to run their projects and realise their ideas. Our Arksen owner community is also actively encouraged to meaningfully engage with the projects we support.

Foundation Cornerstones