There are many initiatives to save the oceans. Each one of them moves something. However, we can achieve much more if we bundle up the existing forces into one strong voice. This is the goal of the German Ocean Foundation. We create synergies of knowledge and acting by involving science, economy, politics and society. The aim is to create a broad “sea-consciousness“: in political decision-makers, in opinion-makers, in the economy, in the general population and, above all, in the youth in order to overcome the present irresponsibility.