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Profile of registrant


Identification number in the register: 90649564350-78
Registration date: 15/10/10 14:39:05

The information on this organisation was last modified on 18/09/14 11:57:52
The date of the last annual update was 18/09/14 11:57:52

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Legal status: CHARITY
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  SUZANNE Smith
Position: Board Member

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Ania Budziak
Position: Associate Director, Science and Policy

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: Pavilion 1 The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road 
Telephone number: (+44) 1173007313
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Project AWARE is a global movement of scuba divers protecting our ocean planet - one dive at a time. Focused on the critical issues of Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, Project AWARE empowers thousands of divers in more than 180 countries to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet. Project AWARE Foundation is a registered non-profit organization with offices in the Australia, United Kingdom and United States.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Sustainable Shark and Ray Fisheries - a precautionary, science based approach to managing shark populations including setting shark fishing limits, heeding scientific advise; protecting the most vulnerable shark species (those threatened with extinction), and implementation and enforcement of management and recovery plans for shark and ray species. Support for a sound and robust implementation of the Community Plan of action for sharks,a strengthened finning ban that supports "fins naturally attached", improved trade data and species data collection mechanisms.

Marine Litter- underwater data collection using citizen science to reduce the impacts of litter on marine life and improve waste management practices, including policy change at national and EU level necessary to prevent litter from entering the ocean in the first place.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Regional Policy


Total number of members that are natural persons: 14
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information: Project AWARE offices in the UK, US and Australia work together to engage scuba divers globally in shark and ray conservation and marine litter removal, reporting and prevention efforts.


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

PADI Professional Members – Our partnership with PADI Professional Members around the world is essential in powering global conservation activities and programs. PADI Pros teach, lead and engage in local conservation. They match business goals with ocean protection initiatives. Project AWARE would not be able to achieve our goals and mission without their support. Visit the Action Zone to learn more about PADI Pros around the world who are supporting Project AWARE programs.

CoralWatch, University of Queensland – Project AWARE partners with University of Queensland’s CoralWatch, a non-profit research organization, to involve divers in coral health monitoring. The aim of this research project is to provide information to scientists about coral bleaching and climate change worldwide.

Ocean Conservancy – Ocean Conservancy is a non-profit advocacy organization promoting healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems. Project AWARE partners with the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day to engage citizens in removing marine debris, identifying its sources and changing practices and behaviors that cause marine debris in the first place.
Ocean Film Festival - Film is at the heart of the International Ocean Film Festival and introduces some of the most inspirational, educational and entertaining ocean-themed films from independent film makers from the UK, Australia and across the globe.The vision of the festival is to inspire people to explore, respect, enjoy, and protect our oceans. The festival includes a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles covering topics such as the oceanic environment, marine creatures, ocean related sports, coastal cultures and ocean lovers.

Ecotricity- Ecotricity is a UK based green energy company dedicated to building new sources of
renewable energy to fight climate change. Make a difference with you energy bills and not only will you be doing your bit for the environment, but Ecotricity will donate up to £60 to support Project AWARE’s conservation work on your behalf. Just remember to quote 'PROJ1' when you switch!

Member of Seas At Risk - a European association of non-governmental environmental organisations working to protect and restore the health of the marine environment of the European seas and the wider North East Atlantic.

International NGO member of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network. IUCN, home of the Red List of Threatened Species, is a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries.

International NGO member of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) – a partnership of governments, international organizations, and non-government organizations to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems by implementing relevant international conventions and agreements. Project AWARE’s work with ICRI includes a particular focus on policy work related to the conservation of sharks and ray and reducing and preventing marine debris in coral reef environments.

Save Our Marine Life is a collaboration of individuals, business and conservation groups working together toprotect Australia’s unique marine life and save its sanctuaries.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2014 - 09/2014
Total budget: 220,000
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 220,000
- donations: 220,000
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
Project AWARE