OOOF Foundation
One Ocean, One Future

The OOOF Foundation was founded by Justin Etzin with the mission to raise global awareness and prevent the destruction of our fragile oceans.

Plastic Pollution

Right now an estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic – everything from plastic bottles and bags to microbeads – end up in our oceans each year. That’s a truck load of rubbish a minute.

This pollution is having a dramatic impact on ocean wildlife, the environment, our well-being and ultimately our health

With political will, with government initiative, this can be done, it is not impossible.

We are not going to meet this challenge unless the community of nations comes together towards a single comprehensive global strategy.

Over Fishing

Of all the threats facing the oceans today, overfishing takes the greatest toll on sea life — and people.

Overfishing is catching too many fish at once, so the breeding population becomes too depleted to recover. Ninety per cent of the world’s fish stocks are described as either fully fished or over-exploited; some populations have collapsed altogether.

“The whole of the eco systems of the world are based on the healthy ocean and if that part of the planet becomes dysfunctional and goes wrong, then the whole of life on this planet will suffer”

Sir David Attenborough

Marine Habitat Destruction

Most areas of the world’s oceans are experiencing habitat loss. But coastal areas, with their closeness to human population centers, have suffered disproportionately and mainly from manmade stresses. Habitat loss here has far-reaching impacts on the entire ocean’s biodiversity. 

“Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.”

Dr. Sylvia Earle

OOOF Foundation Projects

The mission of the One Ocean, One Future Foundation is to raise global awareness and prevent the destruction of our fragile oceans. Led by Justin Etzin, the Seychelles Diplomat, we create infrastructure to protect the natural state of ecosystems and collaborate with other foundations and conservations teams to raise funds and awareness.

Opportunities to address both climate change and the extinction crisis are time-bound. It has become clear that beyond 1.5⁰C average rise in global temperature, the biology of the planet becomes gravely threatened…
A state-of-the-art climate model released by the prestigious scientific publisher Springer Nature, offers a roadmap for meeting — and surpassing — the targets set by the Paris Climate Agreement…
Coral reefs are special places. They contain thousands of species often  assembled in kaleidoscopic patterns that defy both our scientific understanding and our imagination. Reef ecosystems feed millions of  people…