EIN 83-0488383

Ocean Exploration Trust

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Advancing the emerging fields of Ocean Exploration and archaeological oceanography through co-sponsoring and supporting deep sea expeditions and supporting the development of advanced technology required by deep sea expeditions.
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Program areas at Ocean Exploration Trust

In 2020, oet completed a 4-month field seasoncomprised of eight expeditions in the eastern pacific aboard e/v nautilus for a total of 106 operational days. The e/vnautilusbegan off the coast of san pedro, California and mapped parts of west coast national marine sanctuaries to sidney, b.c., where we worked with our partners at Ocean networks canada and the university of victoria at the cabled Ocean observatory off the west coast of canada. We conducted a series of expeditions in the olympic coast, greater farallones, channel islands, andmonterey bay national marine sanctuaries to aid in characterization of these protectedareas. Oet also worked with academic partners at scripps institute of oceanography and Oregon state university on Exploration of environments relating to the blue economy including ecosystem services at methane seep environments and biological communities associated with rare earth mineral-rich areas.all Exploration programs took advantage of our telepresence capabilities and extensive education and outreach network to reach broad audiences.

Who funds Ocean Exploration Trust

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF)Exploration Education Resources Development$348,560
Philip Stephenson FoundationOcean Exploration$100,000
Altasea at the Port of Los Angeles2018-2019 Stem Education Teacher-Training Program$50,000

Personnel at Ocean Exploration Trust

Allison FundisSecretary , Non - Voting / Chief Operating Officer and Bot Secretary$211,839
Denise ArmstrongAssociate Secretary , Non - Voting Chief Financial and Administrative Officer / Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer$228,720
Nicole RaineaultVice President of Exploration and Science Operations and Chief Scientist$166,194
Robert D. BallardPresident$531,962
Matt KoskelaDirector of Data Engineering
...and 17 more key personnel

Financials for Ocean Exploration Trust

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$8,337,264
Program services$1,256,532
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$56,306
Total revenues$9,650,102

Form 990s for Ocean Exploration Trust

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122020-10-21990View PDF
2018-122019-12-06990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
2016-122017-09-15990View PDF
2015-122016-11-07990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
April 28, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
March 30, 2021
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $348,560 from National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF)
November 23, 2020
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
November 21, 2020
Updated personnel
Identified 17 new personnel
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General information
613 Williams St
New London, CT 06320
Metro area
Norwich-New London, CT
New London County, CT
Website URL
(860) 772-5752
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IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
U30: Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences Research, Services
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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