EcoOcean is a non-profit Israeli organization established by the Weil family together with a group of leading scientists and environmentalists in 2002. The organization’s mission is to empower people to care for the marine and coastal environment of Israel and the region. EcoOcean does this by means of research, education and outreach. We aim to promote marine environmental protection, to be a high priority amongst the general public and policy makers in Israel. We believe that strengthening the bond between people and the sea, by means of knowledge and experience, is the best way to have a positive impact on keeping it sustainable and healthy for future generations and in its own right.