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The Hong Kong Maritime Museum has broad relationships with local and internationally recognised NGOs, particularly around causes such as the environment and pollution in the oceans. We encourage engagement with constituents that bring ideas, innovation and new audiences to the Museum. 

Ocean Recovery Alliance

Ocean Recovery Alliance is an internationally recognized NGO that brings innovative solutions, technology, collaborations and policy together to impact positive improvements for the health of the ocean. 

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum has worked with and supported Ocean Recovery Alliance in connection with its Ocean in Motion Film Festival – Hong Kong and offers half-day educational excursions to learn more about marine litter, how microplastics enter the food chain and the impact on the local and global ecosystem.

Learn more about Ocean Recovery Alliance and its global initiatives and impact here.  

The Nesbitt Centre

Established in 1993, The Nesbitt Centre is a non-profit organisation which provides an educational programme for adults with learning disabilities, together with a respite and residential facility. The mission of The Nesbitt Centre is to help their students achieve independence, maximise their own potential and capabilities through diversified learning opportunities and work placements, and broaden their interaction with the community, while in a supportive and nurturing environment.

The Nesbitt Centre’s Café 8 is located on the rooftop of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and is open 7 days a week from 10:00 to 19:00. The café serves hot and cold drinks, salads, Panini sandwiches, quiches and pies and offers a full bar. Visitors enjoy the casual atmosphere, indoor/outdoor seating, great view and free wifi. The Hong Kong Maritime Museum frequently hires Café 8 and its staff to cater small-scale events on site.

Learn more about the Nesbitt Centre and its initiatives in Hong Kong here.

Worldwide Wild Fund Hong Kong

WWF is one of the world’s most respectable conservation organizations, with a network active in more than 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by: conserving the world's biological diversity; ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable; and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption

The HKMM is committed to a No Shark Fin Corporate Pledge and agrees to not consume shark fins at company activities, that no shark fin is served/consumed on the Museum premises and will not promote or sell shark fin. WWF Hong Kong has participated in HKMM’s adult education programming by giving lectures and organizing panels, most recently on 31 October 2015 on the topic of achieving a ‘zero waste future.’

Learn more about WWF Hong Kong initiatives here

Plastic Oceans Foundation

The Plastic Oceans Foundation is dedicated to protecting and improving the environment through a wide range of activities including education, provide a resource base for study and research, campaigning for improvements in legislation and policy, raising funds for the development of solutions and developing a worldwide integrated social media network aimed at achieving the mission.

HKMM has collaborated on a number of occasions with the plastics Oceans Foundation including pop-up displays, and adult education programming. Currently in the Underwater Gallery ‘Disposable Plastics are not Disposable was produced and features several short films, facts about plastic consumption and activities for children. 

Learn more about Plastic Oceans Foundation and its global initiatives and impact here

Hong Kong Recycles

HK Recycles is a leader in implementing comprehensive recycling solutions in Hong Kong and helps people and organisations track and measure hundreds of tonnes of recyclable material every year.

HK Recycles conducted a sustainability assessment including a carbon impact report for the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and its rooftop Café 8. Recommendations to improve upon existing policies are under review for implementation. HK Recycles reported that HKMM and Café 8 are “shining examples of good environmental stewardship and management.”

Learn more about HK Recycles here

Carbon Care

Carbon Care Asia Limited is a leading provider of cutting-edge services in carbon strategy and sustainability innovation. Operating as a professional social business, Carbon Care’s integrated services and solutions helps businesses and institutions manage risks, increase profitability and enhance brand value whilst mitigating the impact of climate change.

HKMM works with Carbon Care to help raise awareness of carbon reduction and promote a low carbon agenda.  Learn more about Carbon Care here

Café Scientifique Hong Kong

Cafe Scientifique is a place where people can explore the latest ideas in science and technology, outside a traditional academic context. Cafe Scientifique is committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accountable.

HKMM works with Café Schientifique by providing a venue for its events and helps to promote community engagement in science. Learn more about Café Scientifique and its global and local projects and events here

Hong Kong Underwater Heritage Group

The Hong Kong Underwater Heritage Group (HKUHG) is a group of purpose-trained divers who help research Hong Kong's underwater heritage. As long-term residents of Hong Kong who treasure this city’s unique culture and identity, HKUHG divers believe there is great historic value and benefit in the range of underwater sites and associated stories that can be passed on to the Hong Kong community.

HKMM has supported HKUHG across numerous projects and applications for joint grants. Dr. Bill J effrey, a maritime archaeologist consultant in Australia, Hong Kong, Micronesia and Southern Africa, is a founding member of HKUGH and an HKMM Research Associate.

More information about HKUHG can be found here.