Photo courtesy of: The University of Quebec at Rimouski

Environmental Impact Governance

As a part of our mission, Sofar Ocean is committed to responsible environmental practices when it comes to the development and deployment of our sensors. To that end, here are the steps we take to minimize our environmental impact:

Our Climate Commitment

The ocean drives weather and climate. Reliable and robust ocean data is central to understanding our changing planet. To help progress science and research, we are committing up to $1M dollars worth of our data to researchers and NGOs focused on understanding ocean dynamics and mitigating the effects of climate change on our planet and weather. 

The IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate was blunt and sobering. The ocean plays a critical role in our climate, and the collection of high-quality ocean data at sufficient scale and density to improve our understanding and models remains a formidable challenge.

We’re committed to doing our part. That work starts by providing the global research community with more and better data.

If you're a researcher interested in using our data, or adding research instruments to our platform, please send a short description of you, your research, and your goals to

By The Numbers