World Oceans Day at the United Nations was another huge success, thanks to inspired curation by
Oceanic Global and the UN team. We already described World Oceans Week at The Explorers Club in our
May Newsletter, adding a few updates here:
The Blue Generation program, in its second year, brought 35 early career (21yrs+) ocean stewards from ten countries together for four days of learning about ocean governance,
blue economy, ocean tech, sustainable seafood and grant writing, among other topics. There was also lots of dynamic peer-to-peer interaction, and visits to
Billion Oyster Project and
Rocking the Boat. The Explorers Club looks forward to building upon this program in 2024, so stay tuned
for updates and information on the application process.
Overall, the number of “side events” rose dramatically, and Investable Oceans participated in events with Only One,
Citigroup and Ocean Frontier Institute. World Oceans Week is on a path to becoming another Climate Week NYC and we
expect to see continued growth in the depth and breadth of offerings next year.
Later in June, Ted was delighted to kick-off the OCEANOVATION Festival in The Hague together with Chris
Gorell Barnes in a fireside chat. Chris began with an inspired framing of the necessity of taking bold action to effectively steward our oceans. Congratulations to Rick Wall and
the OCEANOVATION team on curating an engaging and meaningful event.
Ocean + Climate Integration Accelerating at Upcoming Conferences:
Climate Week NYC : We’re seeing a significant increase in ocean side-events getting scheduled during this important
annual event taking place September 17-24. Investable Oceans is involved in planning a number of these,
and would welcome suggestions from our community on content and focus areas. Hopefully this broader ocean offering will entice more sea folks to make their way to New York City to
help accelerate the change we are seeking.
Three New Special Learning Opportunities (links further down in newsletter):
Citigroup launched its thoroughly researched and thoughtful report on the oceans during World Oceans Week at The Explorers Club. Congratulations to Ying Qin and the GPS team
for this valuable contribution to the field - it’s a foundational piece we highly recommend reading, and will undoubtedly serve as a reference tool for those working on ocean
issues in the future. Ted was delighted to participate as an Expert Contributor on this report.
Our good friend Paula DiPerna just released her fascinating book Pricing the Priceless. Paula has a long and wide-ranging background in the oceans, (including working closely
with Jacques Yves-Cousteau). This is a great way to “pull the camera back” on the intersection of climate, economics and finance - an awesome summer read!
Ted’s TEDxBoston talk has been uploaded to the organization’s YouTube Channel. The goal was to provide - in less than 10 minutes - a simple way to visualize the different types
of capital that flow into the oceans and how those sources can complement each other to effect change.
Don’t Stop Scrolling!
An artivist that produces mindful and immersive content to connect us with the oceans
A new insight report from the 11th annual World Ocean Summit & Expo in Lisbon
An interactive platform for seaweed lovers from HATCH Innovation Series
The oceans are investable in many ways, and this talk from our Founder & Principal serves as an invitation for you to participate in creating a sustainable and just blue
economy. Ted begins with three ways capital flows into the oceans across the spectrum, from philanthropy to investments seeking a market return. He then explores various ways
you can catch this wave, depending on your passions and interests.
This short feature from Patagonia Films follows the work of four locals from the West Coast of Scotland who are reclaiming their natural coastlines by restoring wildlife and
creating sustainable industries.
Citigroup’s report is a primer on the business case for ocean action and engagement by demonstrating why a broader view of the ocean economy is needed to address all the
drivers of ocean health decline, and the need for more integrated ocean management and governance.
This new report from the World Ocean Initiative offers insights on how the global community is coming together to accelerate a sustainable blue economy while tackling the
greatest challenges facing the ocean: climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.
Dive into this interactive platform from HATCH Innovation Services, which allows users to learn about seaweed cultivation systems step-by-step with insights from 100+ in-field
interviews, and explore interactive maps and graphs of global seaweed production.