January 2023



Welcome to our first newsletter of 2023!

We hope everyone’s year is off to a great start. We’re excited about what’s coming for Investable Oceans and for the Blue Economy and, as always, are thrilled to have you here with us

Davos ‘23 - A few perspectives:

Like COP 27 (Climate) and COP 15 (Biodiversity), the World Economic Forum’s recent Davos 2023 conference sought to expand and strengthen its ocean focus. This complements its yearlong initiatives which include Friends of Ocean Action, UpLink Ocean and 1000 Ocean Startups. While not having the same direct treaty mandates as the COPs, Davos provides a unique forum for global dialogue and engagement and a prismatic global view of the big issues of the day. You can find a summary from WEF of Davos ocean news here.

A sampling of Davos related topics:

  • The broad theme of sustainability was certainly present, making Business Insiders top four takeaway list. The article includes some interesting observations on the readiness and capacity of corporations to address sustainability issues.
  • For a more specific read on climate change and the energy transition, here’s an interesting piece by the Guardian.
  • Here’s a thoughtful Davos ‘23 recap from Citi’s Keith Tuffley noting the increased presence of “Nature and Diversity” and connecting the dots between innovation, climate and various frameworks.

Speaking of Connecting the Dots:

One of our favorite expressions over the past few years has been radical collaboration, which we first heard from our friends at Lonely Whale. The phrase acknowledges that ordinary collaboration isn’t enough - we need more sense of urgency, an exclamation mark!

More recently we’ve noticed people using a related phrase - connecting the dots. Take Milly Pitts’ Ocean Exchange, a leading global ocean innovation accelerator, for example. To kick off 2023, we’ve articulated our take on "connecting the dots", including 5 specific opportunities where we believe bringing together different disciplines and initiatives could make a huge difference this year and beyond. You can read this post here, and please let us know if you have other pairs of dots that you feel need connecting!

Another unique experiential travel opportunity, as promised:

In last month’s newsletter, we featured John Englander’s upcoming expedition to Greenland and Iceland to see climate change up close. We were delighted that several members of our community reached out to John.

As previously mentioned, we plan on featuring one special travel experience each month or so going forward. This month, it’s our privilege to highlight an exciting journey to Raja Ampat with Emmy Award-winning cinematographer, photographer and marine conservationist. Shawn Heinrichs. This unique experience will be hosted by Only One - an innovative not-for-profit on a mission to restore ocean health and tackle the climate crisis through storytelling, funding initiatives and campaigns. See below for more details.

Don’t stop scrolling!

We have some terrific content below, including:

  • A new podcast series from aquaculture professional and angel investor Abigail Carroll
  • A cool tool that allows users to discover the connection between ocean and planetary health through three unique interactive web journeys
  • A new innovation from Patagonia and Samsung that seeks to reduce microplastics that result from laundry and textiles

Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2023. And as always, we thank you for your support.

The Investable Oceans Team





Seajourn through Raja Ampat

Join a small, exclusive group led by Shawn Heinrichs, as you discover the unique and abundant marine species of the Coral Triangle aboard a luxurious incarnation of a traditional Indonesian sailing ship.This is a uniquely crafted, once-in-a-lifetime experience, and an opportunity to be immersed in Only One’s groundbreaking conservation work.





Patagonia And Samsung Developed A Washing Machine That Reduces Microplastics

This collaboration is focused on developing a feasible, effective, and expandable way to combat the microplastics that result from textiles and laundry by using a new filter system and cycle.


The Blue Revolution

Author Nicholas P. Sullivan presents a new way of thinking about fish, food, and oceans by profiling the people and policies transforming an aging industry into one that is “post-industrial.”


Steakholder Foods Receives Grant For 3D Printed Eel, Announces Public Offering

This Israel-based company is launching an underwritten public offering of 6,500,000 shares at a price of USD 1.00 (EUR 0.94), to raise gross proceeds of USD 6.5 million (EUR 6.1 million).


The Blue Forest

Discover how kelp and seaweed are vital for life on earth in this comprehensive film featured on Water Bear that explores how we can preserve one of the world’s most productive habitats.




Ocean funds: diving into a $24trn ‘blue’ economy

A useful overview of different types of capital flowing into the blue economy. The 200+ ocean funds it refers to includes market based offerings as well as other types of funding vehicles.



In her new podcast series, Happy Planet, angel investor and aquaculture professional Abigail Carroll shares thought-provoking and hope-promoting conversations with founders, investors, and thought leaders working to foster a happy and healthy planet.


The Sea We Breathe

Explore Blue Marine Foundation’s interactive web journey, “The Sea We Breathe”, which allows users to discover the deep connection between ocean and planetary health through three unique immersive experiences.






World Ocean Summit & Expo


MARCH 2nd - 3th

Our Ocean 2023


MARCH 3rd - 4th

Blue Economy Summit


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


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