The Cetacean Studies Institute has a seven-fold mission:
- To advance understanding of direct contact between Humans and Cetaceans.
- To build and maintain an Archive
- To conduct and support on-going Research
- To create and disseminate Educational Materials and programs
- To sponsor Conviviums, Symposiums and Workshops.
- To identify and support organizations, projects and individuals working to understand and improve interactions between Humans and Cetaceans