Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Who's Who - Polar Acronyms

Oceanites — “ocean-eye-tees” — is the scientific name for a group of oceanic birds called storm-petrels, including the Wilson’s storm-petrel, which breeds in Antarctica and then, when its breeding season concludes, migrates northward to all of the world’s oceans.

A fitting symbol, it is hoped, for our nonprofit, science and educational foundation, which intends to foster the conservation of the world’s oceans, islands, and their wildlife, as well as a better appreciation of the sensitive connections we humans have to our watery globe.

Oceanites, Inc. was founded in 1987 in the United States. Its major scientific project is the Antarctic Site Inventory, which began collecting and compiling baseline biological and physical data and descriptive information in 1994.

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