FOSTERING OCEAN HEALTH WITH OUR WORK
For people, for planet
Community-owned and culturally inspired, we have built a nearly $1 billion ocean-health business platform – Woocheen – by seeking out and bringing together creative problem solvers. We are a world leader in deep-water geosciences, and our companies are tackling the challenges facing our oceans in a variety of ways:
- supporting the generation of clean energy from offshore wind
- applying geotechnical expertise that keeps our lands and waters clean
- nourishing people with sustainable food from our oceans
- using our construction expertise to keep people and planet safe
We have created other environmental benefits through our work. Key among those: We have set aside 176,000 acres of forested lands in Southeast Alaska to be managed for the purpose of carbon sequestration for the next 100 years.
Our model has proven that a focus on healing the planet can power economic success. That’s especially important, because our profits directly support Alaska Native communities with scholarships, economic opportunity, revitalization of Indigenous culture and language, and more.
Woocheen is a name derived from the Tlingit word wooch.éen, which can be roughly translated as “working together.” It is a name that acknowledges we are interdependent, working in collaboration with each other, with our environment, and with the resources available to us.