Our Ocean 2018

SOA Ocean Leaders are invited to apply to attend annual Our Ocean Leadership Summits, parallel events to the Our Ocean Conferences around the globe.

Initiated by a partnership between U.S Secretary John Kerry and Sustainable Ocean Alliance, the leadership summit provides an opportunity to showcase youth-led ocean solutions and entrepreneurial innovations, and to create a networking opportunity for SOA Ocean Leaders to engage with world leaders in policy, industry, research, government initiatives, ocean conservation, and NGOs.

In 2018, we sourced the world’s top 200 ocean commitments created by our Ocean Leaders of ages 18-35 from over 50 countries and designed a highly-interactive program to foster collaboration, boost ocean ocean leaders’ career development and inspire future generations to take action. Co-hosted with the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, the third Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit took place on October 29th-30th, 2018 in Bali, Indonesia. The youth summit aligned with the main conference theme and featured ocean solutions in the following areas: climate change, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, sustainable blue economy, marine protected areas and maritime security.