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About Us

 

Mission

Oikonos studies and protects imperiled ecosystems by engaging diverse communities through innovative scientific and artistic collaborations.

501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in U.S. & NGO in Chile

What does Oikonos mean?

The name Oikonos is derived from Greek and Latin roots and is pronounced “oi·kô´·nôs.” The literal translation of “oikos” is home. The root “konos” is derived from the Latin “cognoscere,” which means to recognize, learn, inquire or examine. Hence we define Oikonos as ecosystem knowledge.

About the Egg

egg_webb_color_200Oikonos’ logo is an egg from a seabird related to the extinct Great Auk that is known as the Common Murre (pronounced MER).
Watercolor by Sophie Webb

The pear shape prevents the egg from rolling off cliff nests.  The squiggly pigments and color vary greatly.  After one month, the chick breaks the shell, and hatches. Before the chick can fly, the father encourages it to jump into the sea and teaches it to dive for food and survive.

Our logo represents systems that are connected, interdependent, and changing.

Contact

  Oikonos Staff

People

Board, Associates, Staff, Advisors


Hawai’i Nest

On Oahu, Oikonos offices at Hawai‘i Pacific University at the Oceanic Institute, Waimanalo, HI

Mailing & Billing:
P.O. Box 1918
Kailua, HI 96734  USA
Phone: +1 (808) 228-4463


California Nest

In Santa Cruz, Oikonos works in the Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center and our shared office in midtown.

Mailing:
P.O. Box 2570, Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Phone: +1 (831) 515-8558


Chile Nest

Oikonos staff works from three nests: Juan Fernández Islands, Isla Mocha, and Valparaiso.

Oikonos, Conservacionistas de las Islas Juan Fernández
San Juan Bautista
Isla Robinson Crusoe
V Region Chile
RUT 65099509

Isla Mocha Oikonos Eggs

Oikonos team on Isla Mocha: Miguel, Jaime, Gonzalo, Veronica, Eduardo, Tiare, Claudio

 

Santa Cruz team: Zeke, Emily, Erica, Calleri, Jessie, Vero, Ryan, Western Gull

 

OikonosLeaders_Oct2013

Leadership Retreat in Moss Beach: Vale, Grant, Erin, Sol, Hannah, Aaron, Cristian, Chupa, Peter, Sophie, Daiya, Michelle, David