OceanSOS is a series of events, uniting local and international officials, funders, innovators, academics, and other stakeholders to create a global network of regenerative ocean initiatives. Focused on bridging next-gen approaches in technology, decentralization, community governance, blended funding, and cultural integration for the betterment of our seas.
Our goal is to facilitate working relationships between public benefit and private sector organizations - through the support of funding models, tech, and cross-cultural communication.
Our first flagship event, OceanSOS Summit, was held in Manado City, Indonesia where we brought together public and private stakeholder networks that collectively identified several interacting factors including accelerating tourism, pollution challenges, and energy use as core causes of degrading environmental and societal conditions. These verticals represent interesting market entry points where, due to advancements in global computational connectivity, local populations have basic access to technology solutions that can be linked in real-time to resources across the globe. This fundamental connectivity creates avenues of infrastructure, resources, communication, and interdisciplinary coordination where there once was none, and can enable local solutions to be scaled relatively quickly.
OceanSOS is fiscally sponsored by Far Away Projects a California-based 501(c)3.