The latest UN High Seas Treaty session wrapped up earlier this month. Torsten Thiele of Global Ocean Trust shares his thoughts
here on what’s at
stake, and an accompanying Guardian article provides a useful recap of the Treaty’s issues and progress.
It was a pleasure to share the stage at the E-Capital Summit at EarthX last week with
David Shaw, Managing Partner of Black Point Group, investor and entrepreneur. Our conversation focused on the mainstreaming of impact investing and the critical need for businesses
to deeply engage in driving the change needed to ensure a livable planet.
Meanwhile, the Our Ocean Conference concluded in Palau with 400+ commitments worth more than $16 billion
towards sustainable oceans. Next up: World Oceans Day on June 8 in NYC, followed by the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon at the end of June (see calendar below for links). Investable
Oceans will be at both; please let us know if you plan on attending so we can say hi!
This week Investable Oceans completed its 20th Gathering, where we bring together dynamic ocean companies and investors (two companies each time, so 40 companies to date!). Two
interesting businesses presented: an elegant solution for combating invasive species and an underwater imaging system that seeks to connect the ocean community while collecting
valuable data. There are more exciting investment opportunities in the pipeline, if you’re an accredited investor please consider
diving in with us!
Truly Innovative Capacity Building From Greenwave:
At Investable Oceans we’re focused on market-based ocean investing. But, without a surrounding environment that supports and enables these activities, projects and companies cannot
endure and prosper. Capacity building is about creating a resilient, community-supported foundation for economies and livelihoods. It is critical in ocean affairs.
Several weeks ago, Bren Smith and the Greenwave team released their Regenerative Ocean Farming Hub, which provides the comprehensive tools (80+ instructional videos, for instance)
to enable individuals to actually become ocean farmers. The hub is a foundational contribution to the rapidly growing seaweed and aquaculture movements. Even if you don’t plan on
becoming an ocean farmer yourself, it’s worth a look to see what capacity building is all about.
Books Meet Artivists:
Two very different kinds of ocean art books below. David Littschwager’s
Octopus-Seahorse-Jellyfish is a remarkable collection of natural
history portraits paired with original essays. By the numbers: 12 years, 135,000 images and a 500-pound mobile photo studio. Meanwhile, the ocean mural pioneer PangeaSeed
Sea Change: A Decade of ARTivism for Oceans
provides a panoramic view of 10 years of art that has helped connect people to the oceans all over the world. If you haven’t seen their inspiring work before, check out this
Ocean “Impactainment” Debuts in Miami Beach:
Three weeks from now, our friend Daniel Hettwer and Hidden Worlds Entertainment will launch a first-of-its-kind digital ocean experience for those interested in the intersection of
“environment, art, immersive entertainment and Food & Beverage”. Day tours or immersive dining, your choice. Here’s what the
Miami Herald has to say.
In April, we turned up the heat on climate solutions with two segments of our Cooking4Climate Instagram Live series! First, for World Health Day, we made kelp smoothies with
Atlantic Sea Farms kelp cubes with Oceanic Global. Then, for Earth Day, we enjoyed Akua's kelp burgers with ocean advocate Maddie Cholnoky. Check out the episode and head
to our Sustainable Seafood store to try these goodies and more (with promo codes)!
An overview of the digital aquatech investment landscape, a series of inspiring interviews with CEOs of Aqua-Spark’s digital aquatech portfolio companies, and a set of in-depth
chapters on different segments of digital aquaculture technology.