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Donations – Why are we asking?

Ocean Sounds is a independent non-profit organization (registered in Germany as Ocean Sounds e.V. number: VR721563) which finances all research and education programs with private donations and small grants from other organizations.

Our research focuses on biology & conservation of marine mammals in areas in the world with a high biodiversity. This vital research contributes to knowledge and protection of unique and important marine ecosystems.
Tourism, Fishing/hunting activities, Oil & Mineral exploration, as well as Climate Change demands our scientific understanding of the consequences on the marine environment!


Membership: You can become a supporting member for only 20 Euro/year and you can visit us and join our annual meeting and get involved!

You can upload the application documents here, fill it out and sign it and send it back via email (, or the address below.
You can pay with PayPal or via bank transfer, thank you! 

Word Deutsch: Aufnahmeantrag-OceanSounds

PDF Deutsch: Aufnahmeantrag-OceanSounds

Word English: Application-OceanSounds-EN1

PDF English: Application-OceanSounds-EN1

Word Italian: Application-OceanSounds-IT1

PDF Italian: Application-OceanSounds-IT1

Word Norwegian: Application-OceanSounds-NOR1

PDF Norsk: Application-OceanSounds-NOR1

Ocean Sounds e.V.
c/o Ralf Ehret (Steuerberater)
Erlenstraße 18, D-73663 Berglen

Donations are all tax refundable and will be directly used to finance our research and educational projects.

We have a German bank account at the GLS Bank, you can use the following details to transfer a donation (or use the PayPal button on the right and above):

Ocean Sounds e.V.
IBAN: DE35430609677033789900
GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG, Bochum, Germany



Ocean-sounds invites partnerships with people or ethical compatible companies who may wish to support the ongoing work of the center. This will enable increased focus on the essential research operations of our scientist, colleagues and students of marine biology.
To participate contact:



Important Note:

Since 2011 we cannot invite tourists on our boat trips anymore, because the laws for our boat has changed and we are not allowed to. This means a huge cut in our financial income, which makes donations and sponsorship ever more important.

Please take a few minutes and think about it, we hope you do care about Marine Mammals and their marine habitat and you would like to support our projects that aim at protection & conservation of whales & dolphins around the world.


Thank you for your kind and essential support,   


Heike Vester
(founder of OceanSounds)