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Free Range Ocean operates a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee with the aim to:

1) To use Sailing Vessel FREERANGER as a testbed and showcase for innovative and accessible research-based or green-operational technologies,

2) to contribute to, and enable other sailors to take part in, the smorgasbord of citizen science projects around the world that urgently need support from sailors and sea-going folk, and

3) to host local early-career researchers and storytellers in the countries we visit.


With our citizen science directory you can visit the website of the project organisers to see if it's an appropriate project for you to get involved with.


We do not earn any commissions from citizen science project organisers nor do we charge them to be included in our public directory.

If you decide to go ahead and take part in a citizen science project you will agree to specific terms & conditions of the particular project directly. 


Please read the disclaimer below for full details.


Our service, Free Range Ocean introduces citizen scientists with citizen science project organisers via our site


Liabilities for the introduction 

Because of the service we provide in this instance and how we provide it, it is important for you to understand the limitations of our liability, so we have detailed these below and by reading these and using the site you are agreeing to these limitations in full and you also are agreeing to accept the application of English law to govern matters between Free Range Ocean and yourself.


a) Volunteering

Free Range Ocean is not an agent for operators and project organisers in the sense that we do not take your money on their behalf. Any contract to participate will be with them and them only and they are fully liable for every aspect of their citizen science project that you take part in, according to their own terms and conditions. So we urge you to check these in full before you commit to volunteering with them


.b) Your protection

The citizen science projects we feature on our website and social media are operated by a range of formal and informal researchers and institutes in the UK and overseas.


Free Range Ocean does not accept any liability for, or warrant the quality and standard of any of the projects that you volunteer or take part in that you may have discovered featured on our website.

And specifically, Free Range Ocean and it's team are not liable for any injury and/or damage to persons or property occurring during or as a result of any participation taken as a result of enquiries made through this website.


c) Information on the site

We do our best to ensure that the information on our site is up to date and correct. However we are not able to assume responsibility for this information and we have to disclaim all liability in respect of such information.


Please check the information fully with the project organiser.


Free Range Ocean is not liable for any injury and/or damage to persons or property caused by any actual or alleged libelous statements, infringements of intellectual property or privacy rights, or product liability, whether resulting from negligence or otherwise, including without limitation, from any use or operation of any ideas, instructions, procedures, products or methods contained in the material published on the site.




All recommendations by Free Range Ocean regarding participation in citizen science projects and/or destinations are intended for the purpose of information and guidance only.


Contributions to the web site


We invite users of Free Range Ocean to contribute to the web site (via blogs, reviews of projects, and destinations, articles, tips, photos, and general feedback.)


The website is internationally accessible and therefore by contributing in any way to the web site, as above, you are consenting to the publication of your contribution on


We reserve the right to edit any contributions where necessary.


Health Advice


The information supplied is not intended to be nor is it to be treated as a substitute for professional medical advice relative to a specific medical condition or question.


ALWAYS seek the advice of your doctor for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or requirements before considering taking part in a citizen science project or before travelling.


Featured Products and Advertising


Although all advertising is expected to conform to the appropriate advertising standards, inclusion of such material in this site does not constitute a guarantee or endorsement of the quality or value of any products or of the claims made for them by the advertiser.


Users are advised to verify product information with the advertiser.




The copyright in this website belongs to Free Range Ocean Ltd.


All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information obtained from this website. You may only download to your own personal computer for viewing purposes and print out pages from this website for your own personal use.

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