December 2021


Welcome to our December Newsletter.

This our last newsletter of 2021, and since it’s a busy time of year we’ll be brief!

  • Our thoughts and sympathies are with those impacted by the pandemic, continuing climate deterioration and social justice issues
  • Our optimism for the ocean’s future is intact, and we see blue shoots in the collaborative efforts of so many over the past year
  • Our admiration is genuine for those who wrestled the oceans onto the agenda at the recent COP - a Blue Day is a hard won foothold
  • Our enthusiasm is growing over the packed calendar of major upcoming ocean events that will no doubt produce commitments and action (see calendar below for sampling)
  • Our thanks go to all who have supported our work and partnered with us

It was a busy year at Investable Oceans. We hosted over a dozen investor gatherings, generated funding for a number of companies, grew our investor community substantially, broadened and deepened our site content and participated in a wide array of panels, contests, competitions and conferences. We have no intention of slowing down in 2022, we share a sense of urgency with so many of you.

Finally, as we head into year end, we wanted to offer below some tips and tricks to make this holiday BLUER. You’ll note that they coincide with our five sectors, and contain some of our favorite ways to make a difference for our oceans. Have a safe and festive holiday, and see you in 2022!

And, as always, thank you so much for your support.

Ted, Brian, Vanessa and Glenn



Morgan Bennett-Smith


Tips for a More Sustainable Holiday Season

The Investable Oceans team wishes you and yours a safe and festive end of 2021. We invite you to make this holiday and 2022 a little more BLUE – check out our five tips to reduce your impact this season!




Wild Seas

One of Nat Geo's most popular nature photographers shares 200 breathtaking images - and the stories behind them - from a wide swath of wild ocean locales around the globe.


Becoming Cousteau

An inside look at the life of explorer, filmmaker and beloved adventurer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, his iconic films and inventions, and the experiences that made him the 20th century’s most unique and renowned environmental voice.


Giant Kites That Drag Cargo Ships Across Oceans Go on Trial

Airseas has developed a kite called Seawing to help cut fuel consumption and emissions in the shipping industry, with trials across the Atlantic Ocean beginning at the start of next year.


MIT designs autonomous robot for oyster industry

Called “Oystamaran”, this innovative robotic vehicle is designed to help aquaculture farmers by flipping heavy, floating bags of oysters as they grow.



Nobel-winning stock market theory used to help save coral reefs

Researchers at the University of Queensland have used a Nobel prize-winning economic theory, modern portfolio theory, to identify the 50 reefs or coral sanctuaries throughout the oceans that are most likely to survive climate change.


Going Deep Into Oyster Country

Follow a writer’s journey to coastal Virginia and Maryland as he explores the history and lore of oysters through museum artifacts, conversations with locals, and an annual oyster festival and national shucking competition.


IUU Fishing Detection Toolkit

Planet Tracker’s new toolkit allows users to assess the illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing risk of individual companies – simply answer a few questions and the tool will generate a score.


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Our Ocean 2022

MARCH 15th - 17th

Oceanology International

JUNE 27th - JULY 1nd

2022 UN Ocean Conference

46 East 70th Street, New York, New York 10021

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