Peter Beech, World Economic Forum. Using waste food to farm insects as fish food; and high-tech real-time water quality monitoring: innovations that could help change global aquaculture, were showcased at the World Economic Forum’s Virtual Ocean Dialogues 2020. Two young entrepreneurs addressed a breakout session of the event...

In the face of COVID-19 and the resulting cancellation of key ocean events, maintaining the momentum for ambitious and urgent global action for a healthy ocean is essential.  To support this and to fill the gap in the calendar left by the postponement of the...

Investors of all kinds are increasingly expressing interest in financing the sustainable blue economy. Many innovative projects, technologies and impact-driven businesses are awaiting investment and development. A lack of understanding of the financial intricacies in the area, as well as a perception of high risk...

REV Ocean is opening its first call for proposals for innovation projects to be undertaken aboard its groundbreaking superyacht, REV Ocean vessel. The company, a Norwegian not-for-profit, focuses on solutions to three of the most pressing challenges facing the ocean today-plastic pollution, climate change/acidification, overfishing and...

An ambitious pan-atlantic project aimed at oceantech startups has launched. Founded by Canada's Ocean Supercluster, The Ocean Startup Project aims to support ocean technology startups, with a focus on connecting new technology with existing industries throughout Atlantic Canada. The Ocean Start-up Project is a collaboration between...

The ocean impact startup scene is ramping up, with business accelerators and investors increasingly keen to support innovative and scalable solutions to the current ocean health crisis. The latest bluetech accelerator, Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator,  launched its first cohort of 11 startups. The Seattle-based accelerator hopes...

The recently launched BlueInvest Fund is the first ever equity funding programme for the EU Blue Economy sector, and it is the result of a partnership between the European Commission and European Investment Fund (EIF), part of European Investment Bank Group (EIB). The €75 million BlueInvest...

Ghost fishing gear is the deadliest form of marine debris as it is specifically designed to trap marine organisms.  This abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear pollutes the ocean, impacts the sustainability of our fisheries and threatens marine animals and the ecosystems they depend...

Ocean health is in the spotlight and as ocean consciousness gains momentum so too do the innovative solutions and technologies being developed with a positive impact on ocean health. To further accelerate this progress and help realise SDG 14, the United Nations Development program recently...

COVID-19 Update: These events were unfortunately cancelled or postponed as a result of the global pandemic. We will update you on future events when they are scheduled. 2020 is set to be a superyear for the ocean. Several key events and developments are on the agenda...

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