SIMRES is a not for profit society which was registered in British Columbia in January 2013 and became a charitable organization in April 2016. Our organization is dedicated to encouraging marine research at or near our location at the centre of the Salish Sea and to providing or facilitating educational programmes, workshops and hands-on activities which will create awareness and promote a better public understanding of our marine ecosystems. We are collaborating with researchers, educators, NGO’s and educational institutions to encourage both students and the general public to become involved as professionals or citizen scientists and be stewards for the future of our ocean environment.
The mission of SIMRES is to:
- attract scientific research and educational programmes to Saturna through partnerships with universities, aquariums, parks, scientists, educators and other environmental organizations
- be a center for marine research and education, to encourage the development of citizen science and environmental stewardship
- bring all people closer to an understanding of and appreciation for the intricate web of our marine ecosystem through presentations, workshops and hands-on experiences
A major objective is to eventually establish a permanent marine research centre on Saturna Island.