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About Us


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


Leadership, Staff, Associates, Advisors, Job Openings

Annual Report

Read about Oikonos’ accomplishments. Together
with you and all our partners, we are making
meaningful progress towards protecting and
restoring imperiled ecosystems.

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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.


Oikonos Staff

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.

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, Valparaíso and Santiago.

San Juan Bautista
Isla Robinson Crusoe
V Region Chile
RUT 65.099.509-0

Oikonos leadership meeting at the Oahu, Hawaii headquarters.



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