The oceans are some of the last untamed frontiers on our planet. Too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these treacherous waters play host to the extremes of human behavior and activity. The Outlaw Ocean Project uncovers a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation that emanates from the fishing, oil, and shipping industries – but to which all of us are connected. The nonprofit produces innovative journalism from this lawless realm seen and heard all over the world — from documentaries to original music.
Visit The Outlaw Ocean website to learn about the important work of the nonprofit.
Philip G Anderson is an American multi-instrumentalist, contemporary artist, and composer. He seeks to connect with his audience through expressive and emotive music centered around the human performance and organic instrumentation. In addition to his work as an artist, Philip also composes and produces music for film, television, and commercial projects.
Charlotte Norsworthy heads up content direction for Synesthesia Media, a creative media company that has served as the label behind The Outlaw Ocean Music Project. Norsworthy directs the strategy and musical content for more than 300 artists and a collective global audience of more than 90 million. Synesthesia Media has also directed the successful release of the bestselling book, The Outlaw Ocean. Norsworthy is passionate about uplifting new voices and reaching new audiences across the world.
Ian Urbina is a reporter and author who writes for The New York Times, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and others. Urbina is the author of The New York Times bestseller “The Outlaw Ocean” (2019), based on five years of reporting, much of it offshore, exploring lawlessness on the high seas. Urbina has since launched The Outlaw Ocean nonprofit, which engages in innovative storytelling practices on ocean issues, including The Outlaw Ocean Music Project.