In 1989, during a dive off the Maldives, Sigrid Lüber had a life-changing encounter with a group of dolphins. This awe-inspiring moment created the catalyst for OceanCare. Supported by thousands of donors, volunteers and like-minded partners, the organisation works at national and international level in the areas of marine protection and animal welfare. In 2011 OceanCare has been granted special consultative status by the United Nations. Today, OceanCare is not only looking back to 30 years of continuous efforts to improve life in the oceans, but also to future challenges.