Who is behind Aidocean ?

Marine BAYER

Ex-helicopter fighter pilot in the French Navy. Marine captained the unit of navy helicopters during the hostage crisis of the “Ponant” cruise ship, wherein Somalian pirates took the crew of the cruise liner hostage until they were rescued by the French navy, including Marine. After this mission, she was decorated with the Legion of Honor. Marine is also the heroine of the book “ Entre Ciel et Mère ” which recounts her career as a part of the helicopter unit aboard navy warships.
For the past 10 years, she has been a nurse in various departments (emergency, palliative care, aged care, diabetes, etc) both in a team and as an independent. She has a DU (university diploma) in tropical medicine and is now president of Océan Vacci Tour, she is a member of IHEDN (Institute for Advanced Studies in National Defence) and member of the Society of french explorers .


aidocean vaccination papouasie

The team


For several years now, Marine has been keen to provide healthcare in isolated areas of the world by air or sea. The work of the association would not be possible without the support and actions of the various members of the association, which you can discover below. In addition to these members, and depending on the missions and objectives involved, she surrounds herself with the people best placed to bring the project to fruition. 

The boat

We need a boat that is suitable for the high seas and can get as close to the coast as possible. For the first mission (2022) and the second mission (2023) we chose “the Golden Dawn” from our partner : Olgeta Foundation. This 24m boat allowed us to store all the necessary equipment and to have enough space for the whole crew.

boat aidocean

In 2024, As we operate in Purari River delta, we need a shallow-draught barge. The M/V Silver Star, a 34m-long barge, will able us to reach the various villages. This is ideal for navigating up the meandering Purari River.

Discover Aidocean’s projects

Our goal is to carry out humanitarian missions with simplicity and maneuverbility as focal points
Thanks to their small size, our teams are able to be flexibile, adapting to changing circumstances and solving problems as they come up.
Our primary objective is to offer our help to the most in need, especially those situated in regions where larger NGOs cannot reach.
Thanks to the support of local authorities, we can integrate into our projects research, education, training, and prevention.
We also hope to inspire the public, students, entrepreneurs, and societal leaders. Everyone in their own way can help us meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Vaccination campaign

Our next projects in 2022 : a child vaccination campaign in papoua-New-Guinea. Aidocean wants to take action to prevent the resurgence of deadly epidemics and bring life-saving vaccines to the tribes on the island of New Ireland.



In Ukraine, at few kilometers from the border, Yedeslav and his wife struggle to built an orphelinat. Aidocean support their efforts…


Aid Convoy

In April 2022, Aidocean’s action began with the setting up of a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine. Objectives: to bring material and come back with refugees…


pandanus trees plantation

Elisabeth is cultivating about 40 pandanus plants in order to revive the Kanak ancestral tradition. Thus, the plantation will allow to produce…

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