Caterpillar strives to support education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and English/Language Arts. OCEARCH mirrors Caterpillar's passion for education and relies heavily on Cat® power with two Cat engines and three Cat generators aboard their boat.
OCEARCH is a non-profit organization with a global reach for unprecedented research on the ocean’s giants, supporting leading researchers and institutions seeking to attain groundbreaking data on the biology and health of sharks, in conjunction with research on shark life history and migration. The researchers OCEARCH supports work aboard the MV OCEARCH, a 126’ vessel equipped with a custom 55,000 hydraulic lift and research platform, which serves as both mothership and at-sea laboratory. In addition to enabling unprecedented research at sea, Caterpillar’s support of the OCEARCH vessel and team enables generation of data that is required to complete critical studies as well as educating students and the public through the Global Shark Tracker. More information can be found at www.ocearch.org, including access to the Global Shark Tracker.