The Outlaw Ocean Project

The Outlaw Ocean Project

Chronicling The Last Untamed Frontier

The Outlaw Ocean Project is a non-profit journalism organization that produces high-impact investigative stories about lawlessness at sea and the diversity of environmental, human rights, and labor abuses occurring offshore around the world. 

In what began as an award-winning series in 2015 in The New York Times and a resulting book in 2019 by Ian Urbina, the ongoing non-profit reporting is now published as written and video stories in partnership with news outlets in dozens of countries globally. 

For the sake of reaching a broader and a more diverse audience, the project also specializes in converting the journalism into other narrative forms such as music initiatives, educational games, podcast episodes, tv series, animation, and documentary films. 

The Outlaw Ocean Project Team

  • Executive Editor: Ian Urbina
  • Operations Editor: Holly Pate
  • Audio & Graphic Design Editor: Raphaela Morais
  • Audio & Graphic Design Editor: Adrienne Urbina
  • Music Editor: Halie Brown

Support the Journalism

Reporting of this type is rare, expensive and urgently needed. The Outlaw Ocean Project is a non-profit organization solely dedicated to publishing more of these stories. Please consider supporting the work by donating to the non-profit or subscribing to our newsletter on Substack.

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