Oceanic Preservation Society


Mission Statement

Our Mission
OPS exposes complex, global environmental issues, inspire movements, and promotes advocacy using film, photography, social media, and collaboration.
We help people see things in ways they will never forget
OPS is a team of global collaborators. By uniting change agents committed to the preservation of our oceans and the planet, we combine state-of-the-art technology, courage and covert operations to harness the power of the camera. In short, we expose crimes against nature and illuminate solutions. The world is often kept in the dark about serious threats to our planet; this is where we shine a light and focus our lens.
Using film, photography, and social media – one “exposure” at a time – OPS works to inspire, empower, and connect a global community of activists fighting to protect our fragile planet. We show the world never-before-seen images that expose the most critical issues of our time. By documenting humankind's formidable impact on the environment, our mission is to give voice to the voiceless. And through our collaborations with partners, we champion a more humane and sustainable future.


Our Films
In Racing Extinction, Academy® Award-winning director Louie Psihoyos assembles a team that goes undercover to reveal the threat of mass extinction worldwide - a serious issue driven by the international wildlife trade and the collateral damage from the relentless burning of fossil fuels and the beef industry’s greenhouse gas emissions.
THE COVE - Winner of the Academy® Award, Best Documentary, 2009
The Cove follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers, and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, exposing a deadly secret of unparalleled cruelty where dolphins must fight for their lives to survive. This OPS project demonstrates how film, along with social media, can ignite a global movement.
THE GAME CHANGERS - Now on Netflix!
With release in 2019, The Game Changers exposes one of the world’s most dangerous myths: that meat is necessary for protein and strength. Produced by ReFuel Productions in association with OPS, The Game Changers unites athletes, scientists and everyday heroes to tell the story of James Wilks—elite special forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter—as he travels the world on a quest for truth.
Our Projections
Through our visual displays, we shine a light on global threats to biodiversity, catalyzing action and inspiring hope for tomorrow. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, we highlight the beauty and fragility of our diverse planet through the projection of images onto iconic buildings and other structures. To date, OPS global projection events have achieved over 5.3 Billion impressions.
United Nations Building, New York City, September 20, 2014: 42+ Million impressions
Empire State Building, New York City, August 1, 2015: 939+ Million impressions
St. Peter’s Basilica, The Vatican, December 8, 2015: 4.4+ Billion impressions

Program Details

Primary Issue
Secondary Issue
Climate Change
336 Bon Air Center #384
Greenbrae, CA 94904
United States
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