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The Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute was Incorporated in April of 2016 and was unveiled at IUCN’s World Conservation Congress of 2016. As a non-profit organization, the Institute will employ the resources needed to address the significant challenges our marine environment and sea creatures face today. Through strong collaborative relationships with State, Federal and private organizations, the Institute will focus on the preservation of rare and endemic Hawaiian corals, the rehabilitation and release of rescued endangered sea turtles and provide outreach and education in marine sciences.

Volunteer Board Of Directors

Tapani Vuori
Tapani earned his B.A. in Political Science from UCLA, class of 87. Originally from Finland, he arrived to the USA after his military service to study in the field of Read More
Alexander Arndt
Alex earned his B.S. in Business Management from North Carolina State University and an M.S. in Accountancy from UNC-Wilmington and is a Certified Public Accountant. He enjoys the outdoors and Read More
John Gorman
Degree in Quantity Surveying and Civil Engineering, Glasgow college of Building, Scotland. Curatorial Director for Maui Ocean Center.
Tommy Cutt
Tommy Cutt is the Chief Conservation Officer at Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC), a non-profit, sea turtle hospital, research, and education center based in Juno Beach, Florida. His work is focused Read More