Like Commander Cousteau’s Calypso, SeaOrbiter aims to educate and raise awareness about the oceans and the challenges for our planet. Beyond knowledge dissemination, SeaOrbiter is also intended to be an ambassador for the oceans and raise awareness of the beauty, usefulness, and fragility of the marine world.

SeaOrbiter’s vision involves humankind to act on its responsibility to preserve the Ocean’s ecosystem, which is critical for maintaining the balance of the whole planet. Whether it is regulating the Earth’s climate, preserving our planet’s biodiversity, discovering biomedical resources or tomorrow’s energy, the Ocean determines the balance of human populations and their future.

As all marine ecosystems are necessary for the survival of the humanity and the health of the Earth, SeaOrbiter’s mission is not only to inform the public of the vulnerability of oceanic ecosystems, but also make the societies understand the importance of having a harmonious relationship with the Ocean and induce action towards protection and responsible conservation of its many resources.

Major dangers threatening the Ocean are:

1. Unsustainable fishing

2. Inadequate protection

3. Unmanaged tourism & coastal development

4. Hazardous shipping

5. Oil & gas overexploitation

6. Pollution

7. Climate change

(Source: WWF)