As part of our commitment to conservation and social development, we are dedicated to the ongoing cultivation and dissemination of the most up to date environmental research. We collaborate directly with graduate and post graduate level researchers, as well as undergraduate student groups, to further our conservation mission through science. As part of these collaborations, educational research can either be conducted as part of a class, a specific research project, an ongoing study, or any combination of the three. We use our local expertise to manage the planning and permitting processes necessary for international research.

In each of our three locations, the foci are different due to the varying ecosystems. In Cuba for example, we partner with CubaMar and the University of Havana to establish locally-supported marine research and conservation programs and empower the next generation of Cuban marine scientists. In the Galapagos, we partner with the National Park to advance local and international research agendas. In Costa Rica we partner with the researchers from the University of Costa Rica and Equipo ToraCary to monitor the sustainable development of marine resources and habitats.

If you are interested in doing research at our locations, please send us an e-mail at info@ioi.ngo, or check out our volunteer pages for more information on how to participate in ongoing research.

 

Volunteer Galapagos

Volunteer Cuba

Volunteer Costa Rica