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