Two thirds of our planet is covered in water: the ocean is fundamental to life for humans and all living creatures and provides goods and services critical to humanity. Unfortunately the health and productivity of the ocean is facing serious challenges. Due to our growing world population and expanding oceanic economic activities, these pressures are only likely to increase.
Our Oceans Challenge (OOC) believes that despite the challenges facing the ocean, there are opportunities to balance ocean protection with the responsible use and exploitation of ocean space and resources. It’s time for the industry to show its responsibility and time for you to send in your breakthrough idea. Together, we can accelerate your innovative and sustainable idea into a viable business! In other words; we see an ocean of business opportunities!
In 2014 OOC started the first round to share and enrich ideas towards cleaner and healthier oceans. Together with its partners, 10 challenges were posted on the online acceleration platform. Nearly 463 participants, consisting of entrepreneurs, offshore experts and individual experts, contributed a total of 88 working concepts.
For the second round, OOC aims to enlarge its network within the industry. This means its possible to engage more offshore experts to share their knowledge and advise new ideas. These ideas can be enriched quicker and to a larger extend, meaning more successful start-ups or business implementations will result!
See their News page for the latest updates on the current progress of round 2!
Watergezant Henk Ovink benoemd tot KIVI-erelid
Inauguratie van Jeroen Rijke, professor in Sustainable River Management