Ocean Research & Conservation Association

In 2005, Edie Widder, Ph.D. co-founded the Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) in Fort Pierce, Florida, with a focus on developing innovative technologies to protect and restore our aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain. The mission of ORCA is to protect and restore aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science-based conservation action. Since its inception, Dr. Widder and the ORCA team of engineers, research scientists and marine biologists have achieved exciting progress in using the latest technologies to develop low-cost solutions for analysis of our polluted waterways.

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(2/4)|74.53 Score


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(3/4)|88 Score



Headquarter Address

PO Box 4291
Fort Pierce, FL 34948