What we do

manawanui 500pxOur main research vessel, the ManawanuiOur mission is straight-forward:
To foster knowledge and conservation of the oceanic marine environment through research, education and awareness.

The Far Out Ocean Research Collective provides a platform for open ocean research and marine conservation. By combining science with technology, media, culture and community, we provide a holistic approach to oceanographic studies. Our key assets are the SV Manawanui, a 72ft ocean going sailing yacht and our team of highly skilled professionals which enable us to facilitate effective long-term research projects on little known species and in poorly studied areas.


In detail our objectives are to:

  • Conduct and support scientific research and knowledge of New Zealand’s oceanic ecosystems.
  • Foster and advance strategies to effectively communicate research findings and implications not only to the scientific community and relevant management bodies but also the local community and the general public.
  • Promote opportunities for professionals to engage with schools and communities to advance marine environmental education
  • Advance research methodologies and technologies to increase effectiveness and reduce adverse research impacts.
  • Provide scientific and logistical assistance to relevant groups and institutions for the purpose of furthering the aims of the trust
  • Promote and respect the cultural values of kaitiakitanga of the oceanic environment of tangata whenua.

Contact us

Please get in touch:
0800 FAR OUT (0800 327 688)

Postal address:
Far Out Ocean Research Collective
c/o Jochen Zaeschmar,
P.O.Box 91
Paihia 0247
New Zealand