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
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.
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
In Santa Cruz, Oikonos works in the Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center and our shared office in midtown.
P.O. Box 2570, Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Phone: +1 (831) 515-8558
Oikonos staff works from three nests: Juan Fernández Islands, Isla Mocha, and Valparaiso.
San Juan Bautista
Isla Robinson Crusoe
V Region Chile