Ocean Alliance Policy and Financial Documents

Ocean Alliance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Organization, was founded in 1971 by renowned biologist Dr. Roger Payne, Ocean Alliance strives to increase public awareness of the importance of whale and ocean health through research and public education. Led by Dr. Payne and CEO Dr. Iain Kerr, we work with our scientific partners to collect a broad spectrum of data on whales and ocean life. Ocean Alliance uses this data to advise educators, policy makers, and the general public on wise stewardship of the oceans to mitigate pollution, prevent the collapse of marine mammal populations, and promote ocean and human health.

We collect a broad spectrum of data on whales relating particularly to toxicology, bioacoustics, and genetics. From that data we and our scientific partners advise education and policy makers on wise stewardship of the oceans, to reduce pollution, to prevent the collapse of marine mammals, fish populations, and other sea life.

In efforts to maintain our transparency as a responsible non-profit organization, we offer the following documents which include:

  • Official Mission Statement for Ocean Alliance
  • Ocean Alliance Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Whistleblower Protection Policy
  • Document Retention and Destruction Policy
  • Compensation Policy for Officer, Directors, Top management, Official and Key Employees
  • Donor Privacy Policy
  • Photo and Video Policies

Ocean Alliance Policies Document
Strategic Plan (December 2015)
Strategic Goals (December 2015)

In addition to our overall Policy document, we also provide our most current financials.

2017 Ocean Alliance Financials
2016 Ocean Alliance Financials
2015 Ocean Alliance Financials
2014 Ocean Alliance Financials
FORM 990 Previous filings available on request

Lastly, Principals Dr. Payne and Dr. Kerr offer their current bibliographies of published articles and findings.

Dr. Roger Payne Publications
Dr. Iain Kerr Publications

Board Members

  • Patrick Stewart
    Honorary Chairman
  • Roger Payne, Ph.D.
    Founder and President
  • Iain Kerr, D.H.L.
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Andrew Morse
  • Jeffrey Kunz
  • Laura Engleby
    St. Petersburg, FL
  • Mr. & Mrs. A. DiSabatino
    Aspen, CO
  • Linde McNamara
    Hanover, NH

Donor Privacy Policy

All donors to Ocean Alliance have the right to request outreach, participation levels related to the organization’s fundraising efforts to be guided by their personal requirements.  As a donor, we want to respect your privacy and will act in accordance with your directions at the time a donation is received.

We do not sell lists of donors, but from time to time, we do share unrestricted donor bases with other organizations aligned to our mission.  If you desire to not have your information shared or used in our outreach campaigns, please indicate this along with your donation.