circle-kori-logo-NEWFounded in 2012, the Kaikōura Ocean Research Institute Inc. (K.O.R.I) is a network of marine researchers and educators who are committed to protecting Kaikōura’s marine environment and wildlife.

Mission Statement

1) Conduct meaningful scientific research on the Kaikoura marine environment and the animals that live within it,

2) Contribute towards the creation of a local database of marine mammal and penguin sightings,

3) Integrate local marine research into the community through school programs, field courses and public events.

Read our Strategic Plan 2018-2022.

We are a registered non-profit incorporation and a registered charity in New Zealand:

Incorporated society – registration number 2561480.

Registered charity – registration number CC51830.