Friday 5th of November 2021

The Blue Climate Initiative (BCI) is thrilled to announce the 21 semi-finalists for the US$1 Million Ocean Innovation Prize, hosted in collaboration with the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Ocean Alliance.

Friday 1st of October 2021
ocean innovation prize drew candidates from 60 countries

We are thrilled to announce that the Blue Climate Initiative’s #OceanInnovationPrize, conducted in partnership with the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Ocean Alliance, has attracted 236 applications from across the globe, including over 40 from islands!

Monday 28th of June 2021
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The Blue Climate Initiative (BCI) is welcoming applications from innovators and entrepreneurs for the global US$1 Million Ocean Innovation Prize. The Prize is designed to inspire, fund and support innovations that mitigate climate change through ocean-related strategies. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2021.
Tuesday 8th of June 2021
un ocean decade


The Blue Climate Initiative is thrilled to be selected as one of the first flagship programs of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. With this endorsement, we will be taking on new responsibilities to advance Ocean Decade programs. The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development supports efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and create improved conditions for sustainable development of the ocean. Its ultimate ambition is to provide a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to create a new foundation, across the science-policy interface, to strengthen the management of the ocean.
Friday 19th of March 2021
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Fresh off the Press!

We are delighted to announce BCI’s publication of a compelling set of Transformational Opportunities for People, Ocean and Planet. This product of 60+ global experts proposes over 40 of the most compelling opportunities to use the power of the ocean to tackle climate change and sustainably meet humanity’s needs.

Friday 19th of February 2021
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The Blue Climate Initiative is delighted to introduce the final winners of its Community Awards for Ocean Related Climate Solutions! Join us on a sail around the globe to visit these communities and organisations making a difference for People, Ocean and Planet.

Wednesday 28th of October 2020


Congratulations to the 16 applicants shortlisted under the Blue Climate Initiative Community Awards for Ocean-Related Climate Solutions!


Wednesday 30th of September 2020
Expression of Interest from all over the world


The Blue Climate Initiative's Community Award for Ocean-Related Climate Solutions received 82 Expressions of Interest from applicants across 45 countries and island nations. A big thank you to all those who applied. All applicants will be notified by October 15th, and those shortlisted will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Saturday 29th of August 2020
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The Community Awards for Ocean Related Solutions will reward applicants putting forward the most compelling and actionable ocean-related strategies to combat climate change. Projects may include community programs working on climate change mitigation or adaptation, and strategies may include anything from awareness building and behavior change to marine protection and restoration programs, capacity building, livelihood development, policy change and research.

Friday 28th of August 2020

Blue Climate Initiative held its first online workshop for its six Working Groups on July 7th and 8th 2020. The Workshop brought together scientists and oceans experts to share perspectives on the most transformational opportunities for impactful change in the six thematic areas of its Working Groups: Energy & Marine Transportation, Food & Nutrition, Health & Wellbeing, Biodiversity & Nature Based Solutions, Mineral & Genetic Resources, and Sustainable Tourism.