Why support the Fondation Pacifique

Because it is increasingly urgent for us to gain greater understanding of the human impact on the oceans, home to an ecosystem that remains largely unknown despite its crucial importance to human existence.

0 %

of marine environments
in terms of their biodiversity and

0 million
marine species
are still unknown
to science.

km2 of the seabed is
permanently in total


people have explored the
deepest point of the oceans, while
12 have walked on the moon.

0 %

of the seabed has
been mapped in
high resolution.

In December 2017, the United Nations declared that 2021-2030 would be the "Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development". The UN’s objective is to mobilise significant stakeholders from all over the world (including governments, companies, academic institutions, civil society actors and philanthropic organizations) around a common agenda that will place science at the heart of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14 ) for the oceans: "Conserving and sustainably using oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development", one of the 17 SDGs that the 193 UN member countries set for themselves in 2015.

Oceans and coastal regions are indeed essential to life on our planet. The ocean is the Earth’s largest ecosystem, regulating climate change and crucially influencing the economy, nutrition, health and wellbeing, water supply and energy all over the world. According to the first UN World Oceans Report, "dependence on the ecosystem services provided by the ocean is likely to increase as population increases."

Though while "we once thought that the ocean was an autonomous, vast and indefinitely resilient portion of the Earth's system, capable of absorbing virtually all the pressures exerted by the human population", it turns out that (according to the first global assessment of our oceans) "our civilization does not have much time to avoid the disastrous cycle of declining ocean health, which would have a dramatic impact on our ability to continue to meet our needs."

Ocean science is, therefore, "essential for ensuring the planet's sustainability and good management of the oceans", as called for by the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This is why the Fondation Pacifique aims to help boost global efforts to meet the challenges facing the planet.

How to support the Fondation Pacifique

Private Patronage - Make a donation

Donations to the Fondation Pacifique are tax-deductible. Every contribution, no matter the size, provides essential support to the operation and management of the missions.


Sponsor the Fondation Pacifique and its expeditions to enhance your brand’s image globally and to enjoy the many benefits offered by this privileged status, such as:

  • showcasing your brand aboard the sailboats and across the foundation’s various communication channels and expeditions
  • hosting private events aboard the sailboats during stopovers
  • offering thematic conferences given by the expedition’s scientific partners to your teams and partners
Fondation Pacifique bank details:

Establishment: Crédit Suisse

IBAN : CH47 0483 5088 0930 7100 0


To learn more about each of these options,
contact us at:


+41 76 563 65 43

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