Kuroshio Ocean Education Foundation


Mission Statement

We Care about Marine Lives.
  • Whale & Dolphin Ecological Investigation and Speak Out for Their Welfare
To know more about the migration, social structure, and age recognition of Risso’s Dolphin, KOEF conducted a PHOTO ID research project to identify the individuals around Hualien sea area. Also conducted underwater cetacean voice recording of whales and dolphins to construct a wildlife sound database. KOEF is also attentive to issues regarding marine mammal captivity, especially for purpose of display and performance.
We Care about the Environment
  • Marine Debris Monitoring
Collaborate with international environmental groups in solving the problems of marine debris. In 2000, KOEF first introduced the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) activity for monitoring the marine debris around Taiwan. By cleaning up the coastlines periodically, KOEF was able to generate important data such as the amount and types of litter collected, and come to understand the crisis Taiwanese coastlines are exposed to.
We Care about People
  • Local Marine Culture Recording and Educational Promotion
KOEF has devoted to marine education promotion through various channels, putting special emphasis on its daily context and relevance. Including publications about local fishery, whale & dolphin documentaries, manual on whale watching guides, workshops, film festivals, exhibitions and voyage tours, all of which consistently communicate and share the beauty of Taiwanese marine culture.


Kuroshio Ocean Education Foundation (KOEF) was founded in 1998 and is the first non-profit organization with emphasis on marine wellbeing in Taiwan. For decades, KOEF has taken efforts on whale and dolphin conservation and relevant marine issues, with passionate involvement in environmental education and scientific investigation.

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No.81, Zhongmei Rd, Hualien City
Hualien County, null 970
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