Our mission

OMI serves to enrich and expand the public’s understanding of ocean science and conservation through the collaborative creation, exhibition, and open-distribution of innovative visual media as well as artistic approaches to ocean education.

Keepers of the Shy Place

On the tiny island of St. Paul Alaska, marine debris is taking its toll on the ecosystem and wildlife — especially the northern fur seal, a species of enormous cultural significance to the Unungan people who call this place home. Join this resilient community as they confront this challenge with action and profound wisdom in order to protect the vast ocean wilderness that defines them, feeds them, and that is quickly and irrefutably changing.

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Tomorrow’s Fish

Tomorrow’s Fish is a story featuring two of the Northeast’s hottest fly fishing guides: Abbie Schuster and John McMurray. Filmed off the southern coast of Long Island, NY, Tomorrow’s Fish is a celebration of saltwater fly fishing, and the hunt for wild fish in our urban backyard. John and Abbie, through their perspectives as guides, contextualize the importance of engaging in saltwater fisheries conservation, because even though we’re enjoying some of the best fishing of our lives, it could all very easily go away again if we aren’t vigilant.

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The Shape of a river

Learn about the story of one man’s journey to leave a legacy to his children and on the the longest free flowing river in the lower 48 states.

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I Am Ocean: Hawaii

I Am Ocean creates an interactive bridge across oceans and cultures by casting a light on the health of the world’s oceans through video snapshots of the people whose lives are deeply impacted by each ebb and flow.

Ocean media explorers


Bermuda Plastics

Katie Jewett documents an ocean plastics expedition in Bermuda for The Ocean Cleanup. 

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Hannibal Sea mount

Brett Kuxhausen documents the Hannibal Expedition, an exploration of a seamount off the coast of Panama with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute aboard the R/V Alucia.

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Kermadec Trench

Jeff Reed, Co-Director of Ocean Media Institute, documents the HADES expedition to explore the Kermadec Trench in the South Pacific with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and NOAA.

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