The Sustainable Oceans Alliance is a youth-led organization that empowers Millennials to become leaders in preserving the health and sustainability of our oceans. With education, resources and collaborative opportunities, we aim to inspire Millennials to create measurable impact by incentivizing social and environmental investments and fostering cross-sector partnerships.
Our vision is to provide a platform for innovative cross-sector collaboration through which business practices, effective legislation, and cutting edge technology can catalyze solutions.
In April 2015, the founding chapter of SOA hosted an internationally broadcasted day-long summit, with approximately 500 participants in attendance. The event became a global foundation that enabled cross-sector conversation between leaders with expertise in fields of business, science, and policy. In combining education, resources, and collaborative opportunities, we aim to bridge the divide between the position of being students and being integral forces of change. View below video we produced from our inaugural summit, issuing an ocean challenge to millennials.
In 2016 the summit again highlighted the three perspectives of science and technology, responsible business and development investments, and policy. These distinct sector perspectives help understand the anthropogenic impacts on the ocean, the ocean’s impact on humanity, and possible solutions to the threats our ocean faces through innovative private-public partnerships.