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Our Mission

Bless as Many Cubans as Possible.

Our mission is to help you experience the best of Cuba, 

share & document what you’ve learned, while blessing as many Cuban citizens as possible. Our goal is to produce quality marine and cultural analysis for our 2nd book, Cuba Ecology. We exist to support the Cuban people of civil society– encouraging life changing friendships among our two countries. 

Come with us to participate in our exciting humanitarian – environmental project. Enjoy this author-led, unique learning journey via guided surveys, photography and interviews with the opportunity to have your discoveries published!

 

We’re Cuba Experts

Since 1998, our Father-daughter team: William Houghton & Amy Houghton Warren conducted research immersions all over Cuba.

In 2003, our 236 – page comprehensive book about Cuba’s marine environment was published. Research included partnering with the Center for Marine Research of the University of Havana to conduct immersions from the Felipe Poey research vessel overseen by Dr. Maria Elena Ibarra Martin, Director of the Center who often stayed with us when visiting Mote Marine Laboratories in Florida. 

In 2013, we founded AW Futures, LLC a research media organization with the mission to build relationships and strengthen the Cuban people through marine discovery and in

novation by American citizens with a passion for the aquatic environment, conservation and Cuban culture.

 

In 2015, our family obtained a Treasury license (CT-2015-316062-1) to begin the explicit research for writing and publishing our 2nd ecological book.  

 

In 2016, in June, we began the lengthy process of working towards an official agreement with Cuba to pursue humanitarian-environmental projects by American citizens that engage and empower the Cuban people with the purpose to produce meaningful research toward the 2nd book

and in support of scientific organizations. Our marine environmental monitoring & humanitarian support comes along side organizations including: The Guanahacabibes National Park Biology Team, Havana’s Center for Marine Research, the Havana National Aquarium and the Evangelical Christian League of Cuba (LEC). 

 

In 2017, the official partnership agreement with Cuba was reached 

allowing the ability to support humanitarian – environmental projects and related travel transactions in conjunction with citizen science opportunities to help with  discoveries for our 2nd book

 

On June 16, 2017 we sought due diligence and interpretive guidance due to Trump’s change in policy. We filed an amended application with the Office Foreign

Asset Control (OFAC) of the United States Treasury Department for approval under the new Trump policy.

 

On July 25, 2017 our organization received an approved amended application from OFAC for general licensed travel (reference case #CT-2017-345990-1) under the Trump Administration and new policy toward Cuba!

In 2018, we officially formalized our mutual work with the Guanahacabibes National Park Biologist team with a signed agreement.

Come join us on our exciting humanitarian – environmental project as we explore the island and bless as many people as possible!

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