Development Partners

In alphabetical order

Australian Marine Conservation SocietyAMCS_logo_180

Protecting Australia’s ocean wildlife since 1965, AMCS works strategically, with our supporters across Australia and over the sea, on the big issues facing our oceans. Our key focus is to create large marine national parks (marine sanctuaries), make our fisheries truly sustainable and protect and recover our threatened ocean wildlife, such as our sharks, seals and whales.

We also work to protect our precious coasts from inappropriate development, such as is occurring right now along the Great Barrier Reef.

A key component in all of our campaigns is to give our oceans the best chance of resilience against climate change impacts. If we can keep our oceans in the healthiest and most natural state, without pressures from overfishing and pollution, then they will have increased ability to cope with these changes.

As part of this focus, we work to improve water quality and reduce pollution and marine debris, which entangles, chokes and smothers our marine life and habitats.

Australia – Japan Wildlife Conservation and Education Foundation

ajwcef-logo2The goal of the AJWCEF is to support the conservation activities of Australian government wildlife protection agencies while also providing “grass roots” assistance – that is, supporting the volunteers involved in actual protection activities. Through these activities, the Foundation also hopes to provide the opportunity for people of all ages to discover a new raison d’etre as well as contribute to further enhancing the warm relationship that exists between Australia and Japan.

Aquarius Productions - PartnerAquarius Productions

Aquarius Productions is an International award winning Western Australian company based in Margaret River, that produces provocative factual programming, specialising in character driven, social issues and natural history documentaries that have a positive impact on people, society and the environment.

Richard Todd’s current project website about the CSG industry is at

Capacitor – Performance. Art. Science.

Jodi Lomask Artistic Director and performers of San Francisco’s Capacitor synthesize the human body with abstract structures and interactive media to create science-inspired shows that deepen audience connection with the natural world. Okeanos is a multidisciplinary dance-circus performance to inspire and educate audiences about the ocean and connect them deeply to ocean conservation.

Coral Reef Research - OAA Development PartnerCoral Reef Research

Former Chief Scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science and now a Director of OAA, Dr Veron has discovered nearly one quarter of the world’s coral species and re-described them all with Dr Mary Stafford-Smith in the authoritative Corals of the World. This work has underpinned most major reef conservation initiatives over the past two decades including the discovery of the Coral Triangle.

See more information about Ocean Ark Alliance’s Corals of the World Initiative here

David Hannan – Plankton Productions

Founding member and Director of OAA David Hannan and his Australian based media and marine production services company Plankton Productions produce Documentary, Science & Education programs & Displays, all underpinned by an extensive HD footage library.

David’s cinematography is featured in some of the world’s most successful natural history feature films, television programs and series. Filming in High Definition since 2001, David Hannan has amassed one of the worlds largest and most coveted independent tropical marine footage libraries and also an extensive archive of Antarctic subjects on HD.

See more information about Ocean Ark Alliance’s David Hannan Media Legacy here

Eye on the World Natural Images logoEye on the World Natural Images

Founding member of Ocean Ark Alliance, Peter Hannan has been diving from the age of 8 and has been a passionate marine photographer for over 40 years. Proceeds from his art works go largely into funding educational campaigns that highlight the global threat of Ocean Acidification.

Selected works by Peter Hannan are available for purchase through Ocean Art Alliance here

Fresheyes Worldwide

Seeing difficulty differently. Founding member of Ocean Ark Alliance, John Warburton Creative Direction & Behaviour Change.

Refreshing branding, marketing and advertising are our core areas of focus. From brand transformation workshops to integrated campaign creation; in an age of unprecedented change we see difficulty differently.

GoodPlanet Foundation

The GoodPlanet Foundation, created in France by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, was recognized as a non-profit organization in 2009. Its mission is to raise awareness and educate the public on environmental protection. It offers realistic and optimistic solutions and encourages individuals to act with respect for the planet by following a series of programs aimed at placing ecology at the core of our consciousness.

Jonah Bryson

“It’s still possible to fix the mistakes of the past and save the future of tomorrow’s children” — Jonah Bryson

Juan Arrelano

Fotógrafo Colombiano, con mas de 20 años de experiencia. Trabaja principalmente en Europa y América

Marine Research Foundationpartners-mrf

A non-profit research foundation based in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Established by Nick Pilcher to further the understanding of marine ecosystems and their associated diverse flora and fauna in Southeast Asia and other Indo-Pacific sites, the Foundation carries out a number of projects related to biodiversity assessment and conservation, and seeks to provide management-oriented solutions to Government administrations and conservationists.

microworlds-photography3Microworlds Photography – Daniel Stoupin

“Our perception is too limited to be able to appreciate the surrounding world. That is why I use my research skills and knowledge in optics to push the limits and disclose the beauty of nature invisible to our eyes..” — Daniel Stoupin


Bringing nature to you, Mindsettle is a collection of tranquil films that soothe anxiety and reduce stress, a mindful, appropriate alternative to commercial television.

Mission Blue


“I wish you would use all means at your disposal – films, the web, expeditions, new submarines, a campaign! – to ignite public support for a network of global marine protected areas, hope spots large enough to save and restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet.” — Dr Sylvia Earle

morel-preservation-logoMorel Preservation

Born in the pristine Seychelles, Guy Morels contributions and expertise as a founding member and Director of OAA extend across numerous arts disciplines including developing preservation policies for Australian national heritage cultural collections. His business interests now include art conservation, music management and film & festival productions.



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Nature Partners


Our Vision is to use: Education – Experience – Entertainment To Create: Enchantment – Excitement – Engagement

About the natural world that we love. Currently, through our networks, we represent in Asia: stock footage, documentaries, apps, DVDs,  books, marine expeditions, film production, virtual decor, artworks, dance performance, musicians, and art installations.

National Underwater Marine Agency

Pete West, founding member of OAA and his services company NUMA have the infrastructure, expertise and experience to provide support for underwater and marine film productions of any size or budget.

Ocean Exchange

ox-logo_180Building a better future through innovation. Founded in 2010, the Ocean Exchange is the international platform for accelerating the adoption across industries of solutions that positively impact the environment, economies and health, while respecting cultures around the world.

Oceanic Worldwide

oceanicOceanic’s innovative diving products are sold through more than 600 U.S. dive retailers and worldwide through more than 25 international distributors and AUP’s own affiliate companies in Australia, Singapore, Japan, England, Germany, and Italy.

Oceanic Preservation Society


Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) is a non-profit organization that creates film, photography and media, inspiring people to save the oceans. Founded in 2005 by renowned photographer and avid diver Louie Psihoyos, OPS is headquartered in Boulder, CO, conveniently between two oceans. OPS’s first film, The Cove, has won dozens of awards around the world, including the Oscar® for Best Documentary in 2009, and inspired over a million people to action.

Pelagic Lifepartners-pelagic-life

A non-profit association based in Mexico dedicated to the awareness of pelagic life through the documentation of species and events. We document pelagic life from the most explored areas to the furthest corners of the open ocean. Our main efforts go into capturing high-quality images and the divulgation of these. All this energy is invested in an effort to nurture your soul towards the open ocean.

ProCam Broadcast Australia

Continually striving to be at the forefront of HD technology and beyond has meant not only offering superior products but also the technical support services to achieve moving image masterpieces.

Protect Malpelo

Malpelo is one of the last remaining marine ecosystems on the planet where divers can still encounter a thousand sharks on a single dive.

Remote River Man


Kevin Casey is a full-time freelance writer, bestselling book author and wilderness film-maker. His books include Jobs Abroad: The Australian Traveller’s Guide to Working Overseas (1992), Attracting Frogs to Your Garden (1996), Australian Bush Survival Skills (2000) and Australian Chess Brilliancies (2009). He is a professional writer and editor for Ocean Ark Alliance.

FA_Logo_SpecialtyStudiosSpecialty Studios

Specialty Studios is a fully integrated media and content studio harnessing the power of socially conscious media to touch hearts, engage minds, and inspire action. We partner with producers to build powerful campaigns that get audiences actively involved in creating solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Roger Steene Photography

Roger Steene is widely acknowledged as one of the World’s best underwater macro photographers. He has explored the world’s coral reefs for over 40 years with expert marine scientists, is an Associate of the Australian Museum in Sydney and the Western Australian Museum in Perth, and has several new species named after him including a recently discovered Lionfish.

Universally recognized for his beautiful large format coffee table books as well as contributing to dozens of pictorial field guides, Roger is now for the first time releasing a stunning selection of limited edition prints available through OAA here.

tara-logo-darkTara Expeditions

Tara Expeditions has been organizing missions aboard the research schooner Tara for the past 9 years. Our goal is to learn more about the impact of climate change on ecosystems. Tara Expeditions is a non-profit association based in France that provides samples and data to the scientific community worldwide.

tangaroa-logo_180Tangaroa Blue Foundation

Tangaroa Blue Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation focused on the health of our marine environment, and coordinates the Australian Marine Debris Initiative, an on-ground network of volunteers, communities, organisations and agencies around the country monitoring the impacts of marine debris along their stretch of coastline.

The Coral Triangle Conservancyreeph-logo2

Founded by Scott Countryman with headquarters in Manila, Phillipines, The Coral Triangle Conservancy (CTC) is a not for profit organization campaigning to establishment a network of marine protected areas and for an end to overfishing. CTC are working towards establishing networks of marine protected areas, increasing awareness of factors destroying coral reefs, and leading efforts to establish environmentally friendly businesses that create economic incentives for conservation activities.

Take 3take3-logo_180

‘Take 3’ is a not-for-profit organisation formed in 2009 that aims to raise awareness of marine debris by encouraging each visitor to the beach, waterway or…anywhere to simply take 3 pieces of rubbish with them when they leave. We also encourage everyone to reduce their unnecessary plastic consumption – and make our lives a little less plastic!

Toni Houston Media

Toni Houston Media is an Australia-based production company specialising in natural history and social documentaries. Creative director Toni Houston is passionate about the marine world and the fate of coral reefs, and has collaborated extensively with David Hannan over the past three decades, most notably the music-driven project AQUA for the COP15 Climate Change Conference. Toni is now working as content producer and editor for the Ocean Ark Alliance, in program development. For more information see:

Twin Star Film

Based in Prague, Steve Lichtag established the independent film production company Twin Star Film in 1990. His feature documentary films focus on wildlife, particularly that of the underwater world, and have been broadcast on TV networks all around the world. Steve Lichtag´s films have won more than 60 international awards in 20 countries.

Unboxed MediaUnboxed Media

Unboxed Media seeks to inspire CHANGE, innovate and deliver NEW media forms Built on passion, drive and determination to push boundaries, the company specialises in factual televisions programs for the international market. We drive a growing slate of programs within the Factual space with a wealth of experience in broadcaster versioning for multiple markets in multiple languages.

United Conservationists

Founded by Rob Stewart, maker of acclaimed documentary Sharkwater, United Conservationists spent the last four years journeying across over 20 countries to create not just a film but a Revolution. United Conservationists is a registered US non-profit dedicated to creating media that inspires, educates, connects, and encourages action to protect the ecosystems that we depend on for survival.

www-60ehWWF Australia

WWF’s mission is to halt the degradation of our planet’s natural resources and preserve our life-support system – the environment. By doing things smarter, we aim to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, preserving biodiversity so that we all benefit and enjoy our most precious gift. The Earth. Fight for the Reef is a partnership between WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS).