US$1 Million Ocean Innovation Prize Launched Today
Presented by the Blue Climate Initiative, an endorsed programme of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, in collaboration with the Sustainable Ocean Alliance.
As part of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (‘the Ocean Decade’), the Blue Climate Initiative is thrilled to announce the launch of a global US$1 Million Ocean Innovation Prize to inspire, fund and support innovations that mitigate climate change through ocean-related strategies.
The Prize is designed to advance the goals of the Ocean Decade, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. Prize money will be awarded for innovations that enable climate change mitigation through ocean-related and knowledge-based solutions inspired by the Blue Climate Initiative’s Transformational Opportunities. Proposals must incorporate an innovative and scalable technology, practice, model, approach or idea.
Proclaimed in 2017, the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) (‘the Ocean Decade’) seeks to stimulate ocean science and knowledge generation to reverse the decline of the state of the ocean system and catalyse new opportunities for sustainable development of this massive marine ecosystem. The vision of the Ocean Decade is ‘the science we need for the ocean we want’. The Ocean Decade provides a convening framework for scientists and stakeholders from diverse sectors to develop the scientific knowledge and the partnerships needed to accelerate and harness advances in ocean science to achieve a better understanding of the ocean system, and deliver science-based solutions to achieve the 2030 Agenda. The UN General Assembly mandated UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) to coordinate the preparations and implementation of the Decade.