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The Robert Weil Family Foundation is founder and long term supporter of EcoOcean.

EcoOcean is an environmental organization founded in Israel 2002 by Andreas Weil, dedicated to marine research and education with the primary vision to create a healthy, non-polluted environment in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Weil family is the co-founder of EcoOcean and is committed to its long term funding.
The outcome due to the conflict of interests between governments, industry, and the environment is an increase of environmental pressures affecting the sea and the coast. The Robert Weil Family Foundation believes that an independent non-profit sector is essential in the on-going effort to protect and create a sustainable marine and coastal environment.

EcoOcean was founded with the primary goal of protecting the Eastern Mediterranean waters. By supporting marine research and education, EcoOcean contributes to a higher level of scientific knowledge, public awareness and scientific based decision making. EcoOcean is involved in environmental education programs, marine research, conservation projects, and international cooperation. The organization’s main tool for supporting research and conservation work is the research vessel, the Mediterranean Explorer. The Mediterraenean Explorer has been involved in numerous research projects throughout the Mediterranean and the Red Sea and has become an active player in conservation efforts and a platform for training thousands of young marine scientists.

EcoOcean believes that education contributes to strengthening a healthy bond between humans and the environment. Therefore, an education center was established for this purpose. EcoOcean has created a variety of hands-on educational programs customized for youth, adults, teachers and community leaders from all sectors of Israeli society.