Sustainable Ocean Alliance:

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Inspire Youth. Cultivate Leadership. Accelerate Solutions.

SOA at The Economist Ocean Summit

Our founder, Daniela Fernandez recently spoke at The Economist World Ocean Summit about the importance of empowering Millennials to become impact investors and social entrepreneurs so that the next generation can develop solutions to address the threats facing our ocean.    

SOA Chosen as Partner for Our Ocean Summit in Malta

The Sustainable Oceans Alliance is the official youth engagement partner for the Our Ocean Summit hosted by the European Union in Malta this October 5-6, 2017. If you are interested in attending as a youth delegate please fill out this interest form.

SOA Included in United Nations Global Youth Solutions Report

This year, SOA was selected for inclusion in the first ever United Nations Global Youth Solutions Report as one of 50 youth-led projects advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.

5 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

To alter the course of climate change with a few simple tricks The largest footprint a human can leave is not with his foot but with his actions. This footprint, a carbon footprint, is more significant than any indented foot on the beach, and impacts future generations of humans, animals, and plants alike. Carbon dioxide emissions float up into Earth’s atmosphere and trap escaping heat […]

Our Ocean Recap

On September 15th and 16th the Sustainable Oceans Alliance and the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service had the pleasure of co-hosting the first ever Our Ocean One Future Summit with the United States Department of State. While the third annual Our Ocean Conference occurred in D.C. this year at the State Department, this was the first year that there was a parallel youth event […]

Our Ocean, One Future Leadership Summit

The Sustainable Oceans Alliance is partnering with the U.S. Department of State and Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service to co-host the “Our Ocean, One Future: Leadership Summit” as a parallel event to the Our Ocean conference.  High-level ocean leaders will join a competitively-selected group of 150 university students to build leadership strategies, spurring action on the threats to our ocean.  The Summit aims […]

Under-protected and Over-Exploited

Ninety percent of world fisheries are fully exploited or overfished. Add to that tons of plastic flowing into the ocean daily, in along pollution, warming water temperatures, ocean acidification, and the ocean is in deep trouble. Today, barely over 1 percent of the ocean is fully protected, but no take reserves multiply fish—five times over in less than 10 years. Bringing together business, governments and […]

Why Oceans?

Every breath you take…Well, every other breath you take. The ocean provides half of the air we breathe, in addition to regulating the climate and providing food or income to at least a billion people. Many of the major issues of our time—adaptation to and mitigation of global warming, food security, conserving biodiversity—are deeply influenced by the ocean.  In short, there can’t be a bright […]