Common dolphins in Sao Miguel Island, Azores
© Francisco Garcia - Terra Azul | Ocean Azores Ambassador

The Fundação Ocean Azores was created for the ocean that surrounds us. We aim to invest our resources in selected community projects that will help drive lasting social and environmental change, focusing on the protection of the waters that surround the Azores Islands. This will be achieved through multi-year partnerships and providing funding for organisations that promote marine sustainability and sustainable tourism.

This work will help to increase protections for cetaceans in the region, and ensure their long term survival. The foundation will focus on funding projects that include marine conservation, reduction of plastics, and related ocean education and research.

“We first came to these islands in 2006 to see whales. In 2018 we finally returned, to make Sao Miguel our permanent home.  The aim of our hotel and associated businesses including Ghosts of The Ocean Gin, was always to give back and to protect the ocean that surrounds us. The waters of the Azores are the lungs of the islands, they are the cultural history, and they are the future of our survival. Our steps to help protect them, no matter how small, help with the long term survival.” Explains founder and President of The Ocean Azores Foundation, Ali Bullock. 


Foundation details:
NIPC: 516417274
Sede: Ilha de São Miguel – Ponta Delgada