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Stuttgart, Germany

On June 8, 2023, World Oceans Day, the pop-up OCEAN GALLERY celebrated its opening in Stuttgart’s Eberhardstraße. The OCEAN GALLERY temporarily transforms a vacant retail space into a vibrant and inspiring space to inspire people to protect the oceans. Thus, for a short time, a special photo gallery enriches Stuttgart’s city center. The works of […]

Ocean Awareness Contest


The Ocean Awareness Contest is an online educational platform that engages youth ages 11-18 worldwide in learning about and exploring the connections between human activities and the health of our ocean through the creative arts, introducing them to critical environmental issues and empowering them to take action. Student work becomes part of Bow Seat’s global […]

Ocean Innovation Africa 2024

The Avenue Conference and Events Centre 40 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

Ocean Innovation Africa is the principal convening platform for Africa’s sustainable ocean economy. The annual summit highlights opportunities for innovators and investors interested in development of ocean-impact solutions and brings together the key actors needed to inform and drive the shift towards equitable and sustainable growth of Africa’s ocean economy. The summit is outcomes driven, […]

Pollutants and microplastics in the Indian Ocean

The research vessel SONNE is on mission to investigate the status of marine environmental pollution with micropollutants in the Indian Ocean. In the endorsed research expedition SO305-2 starting in July 2024, entitled "Pollutants and microplastics in the Indian Ocean", we plan to provide a first assessment of the pollution status in the Indian Ocean waters […]

I’m Plastic Free: Plastic Waste Reduction Platform

How many people know that solutions to plastic pollution exist?  Many would like to be part of the solution but are overwhelmed or don’t have time to do the research or feel overwhelmed... I’m Plastic Free is a world-first matchmaking platform for plastic waste reduction. It connects individuals and small businesses with solutions to plastic […]

Tentacular Thinking

The project “Tentacular Thinking. Experiencing underwater assemblages of culture and nature” envisages the creation of a visual-tactile exhibition of artistic pictures and recovered underwater debris.  It has been granted as a group project to Chiara Certoma, Federico Fornaro and Giuseppe Lupinacci (Raw-News) and Platoon Cultural Development, the EU program Culture Moves Europe, jointly supported by the Goethe […]

OceanLove Innovation Award

The OceanLove Innovation Award is a unique opportunity for all bright minds worldwide that want to make a difference in creating a healthier ocean. We invite individuals and teams of all ages, all backgrounds, from all corners of the world to share innovative ideas for new products, campaigns or initiatives that can measurably contribute to […]

Ocean Pitch Challenge 2024


Created from the alliance, in France, between Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) and RespectOcean, this challenge aims to: Develop and promote economically viable solutions for the protection of the oceans and its marine and coastal ecosystems ⚓; Give the opportunity to applicants to have their solution reviewed by a Committee of experts of the Blue Economy (the "Expert […]

The Salmon School

The Salmon School is an international performative project that contextualizes the finality of seemingly infinite natural resources. A synthesis of art and science, The Salmon School fosters environmental awareness, bringing together diverse communities for a greater good — cold, clean water. A spectacular sculptural artwork is concurrent with maritime or riverine eDNA projects conducted with […]

The Mysterious World of Bull Kelp

The Mysterious World of Bull Kelp, published by Above/Below in November 2023, is a highly visual webstory about Nereocystis luetkeana, or bull kelp, serving as a comprehensive information hub, connecting scientists and the general public to a critical part of the coastal marine ecosystem of the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Above/Below’s mission in creating The Mysterious […]

Saône to Rhône

Saône to Rhône is a field campaign combining interdisciplinary research, education, and awareness-raising around a common theme: the relationship between human populations and aquatic environments. The project takes the form of a boat trip down two major French rivers to the sea: the Saône and the Rhône. The campaign is carried out aboard a solar-powered […]

“Save The Baltic Sea” Hiking Expedition

"Save the Baltic Sea" is an environmental hiking expedition around the Baltic Sea, taking place throughout the year 2024, over 6000 km and 8 countries. It is a unique international environmental protection campaign aiming to spread awareness about the critical state of the sea and educate the general public about ways of improving it. This […]


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