transformational opportunities

OCEAN
INNOVATION
PRIZE

Announcing our 21 semi-finalists!

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transformational opportunities

OCEAN
INNOVATION
PRIZE

Announcing our 21 semi-finalists!

Learn more

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Blue Climate Initiative

BCI
endorsed as

UN Decade of Ocean Science
for Sustainable Development

flagship program!

Blue Climate Initiative endorsed as one of the flagship programs of the

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development!

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un ocean decade

The Blue Climate Initiative accelerates ocean-related strategies to address the climate crisis.

40+ Transformational Opportunities for People, Ocean and Planet  
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An Urgent Need for Climate-Focused, Ocean-Based Innovation

The health of our oceans is critical. Oceans generate an astounding one-half of the world’s oxygen and absorb one-quarter of its carbon dioxide emissions. Over 3 billion people depend on the oceans for their primary source of nutrition. The oceans’ goods and services generate about $2.5 trillion per year, equivalent to the world's seventh largest economy. Yet these vital services are threatened by global warming, ocean acidification, pollution, unsustainable fishing practices and other threats. We need immediate concerted action.

 You cannot protect the oceans without solving climate change and
you cannot solve climate change without protecting the oceans. 

- John Kerry | Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

 

Accelerating an Ocean Innovation Movement

The Blue Climate Initiative is a multi-year program engaging innovators, community leaders, scientists, investors and global experts through evidence-based action. We enable innovation, research and collaboration to combat climate change while protecting our oceans, unlocking solutions on urgent challenges like renewable energy, sustainable food supplies, improved human health, flourishing biodiversity, stewardship of the ocean’s resources, and vibrant ocean economies.

 We face critical challenges for the health of our Ocean, climate and global population. Addressing them requires urgent, bold action and global cooperation. That's why we need action-oriented, collaborative, impact-focused, and ambitious endeavors like the Blue Climate Initiative. I offer my encouragement and support for its continued success.
- H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

BCI rainbow
Chris Meyer retrieving the ARMS plates on Tetiaroa
water sampling - ocean acidification project
coral tree project
growing corals in the lagoon
planting. mangroves
wind turbines