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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.

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.


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