Nova Atlantis

Nova Atlantis Foundation is a Dutch research institute, based on Pico island (Azores, Portugal).

We aim to aid in the conservation of the coastal and pelagic waters of the Azores as Marine Protected Areas by providing data concerning cetacean ecology to stake holders like, local authorities, the scientific community , environmental NGO’s and through political lobby.

Key species of our ecological studies are the resident Risso’s dolphins.

On Pico, the Risso’s Dolphin Research Center of the Foundation is a meeting point where scientists and students can work on the research and conservation of cetaceans and the unique marine ecosystem of the Azores.