Family’s Passion for the Ocean Drives New Marine Science Foundation

A family of yachting enthusiasts are putting their boat and adding years of experience to good work.

Together in 2016 they created the Angari Foundation a private operating foundation dedicated to creating a global community that is interested, knowledgeable and invested in marine and environmental sciences by directly supporting research initiatives that foster a greater trust and dialogue between scientists and the public.

Established by Chris, Lee, Angela and Kari Rosenberg and headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, the not for profit foundation uses innovative technology, film and other media to raise awareness and strengthen science education.

Many of the Foundation’s primary initiatives involve their research vessel Angari a 65-foot Grand Alaskan trawler yacht that serves as a research and education platform. The yacht is equipped with a full chemical grade working lab for global scientists to conduct their research

Operating out of Palm Harbor Marina, their mission is to actively support marine science research and to strengthen bonds between the scientific community and the public through innovative technology, educational programs and hands-on experiences. Incorporating VR technology we provide students with first-hand field experiences at sea without leaving the classroom.

Working with South Florida teachers, the Foundation will also be developing standards-aligned lessons to unite the classroom with scientific methods in the field, real world marine science research projects and the ocean environment. All lessons and VR experiences will be designed with the other in mind and will be made available to educators at no cost.