A Lawless Frontier
Traffickers and poachers, pirates and mercenaries, wreck thieves and repo men, shackled slaves and cast-adrift stowaways...
Home to gritty characters and urgent concerns, the high seas are a realm in dire need of investigative journalism.
A Distinct Approach
Our journalism is distinct not just in its focus, but also in how the reporting is conducted and distributed. Most of the stories are reported at least partially at sea. We partner with dozens of outlets around the world to translate and disseminate our reporting as broadly as possible.
Beyond Traditional Journalism
To reach a younger and more international audience, we leverage non-news platforms, collaborating with artists to convert our reporting into other forms such as music, animation, mural art, stage performance, and podcasts.
An Immersive Exploration
Relying on more than eight years of reporting at sea on all seven oceans and more than three dozen countries, The Outlaw Ocean Podcast is an immersive seven-part audio series.
Melding Art and Reporting
Muralists from around the globe have leveraged their talents to amplify the stories we report through imagery that is at once captivating and critical.
Making Music from Journalism
Launched in 2020, this project is a global effort to collaborate with musicians for the purpose of disseminating The Outlaw Ocean Project reporting to a younger and more diverse audience.