The Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) is a global organization that advances the impact of start-ups, social enterprises and youth-centered initiatives that are developing solutions to protect and sustain our ocean. SOA’s pipeline of ocean leaders, ages 16-35, is cultivated through a chapter-based model, led by students at the high school and college levels, as well as by young professionals.
Together, we can bring about a sustainable ocean economy. The time to act is now.
Founder and CEO, Daniela V. Fernandez joins Friends of Ocean Action.
Sustainable Ocean Alliance is an active member of this unique, informal group of leaders committed to supporting and building innovative partnerships to deliver practical solutions, and build a sustainable economy for all. Since 2014, Sustainable Ocean Alliance has built a youth community of 30 chapters across the globe, co-hosted 5 ocean summits for young leaders to network and learn from today's most distinguished ocean experts, and launched the Ocean Solutions Accelerator to help entrepreneurs build sustainable businesses that tackle our ocean's biggest threats. SOA is committed to showcasing youth-led ocean solutions and bringing innovative ocean ideas to life.
SOA has the largest ocean youth network in the world, with members in 50 countries. SOA builds a global coalition of ocean champions to tackle ambitious sustainability initiatives for the betterment of our troubled seas.
SOA’s mission is reinforced through our national and international high school, university, and young professional chapters. Our goal is to have 200 global chapters by 2018, each focused on developing advocacy campaigns targeting local elected officials, hosting community-centered impact events, and raising awareness about the common responsibility to protect our ocean.
We give youth access to high-level conversation and a platform to showcase their ideas and solutions that can protect our ocean. We foster the entrepreneurial spirit of our members and challenge them to design creative policy and business solutions. SOA currently supports over 160 youth-led sustainability projects around the globe.
Innovation and technology are essential components in our effort to restore the health of the ocean. SOA's Ocean Solutions Accelerator encourages entrepreneurship and advances the initiatives of ocean-focused startups with revenue-generating technology solutions.