Against this backdrop, we see increasing interest in oceans investing across all sectors of the blue economy. While this is due in part to a tailwind effect from the surge in climate based investing, there is also a growing realization that we can’t solve for climate without solving for the oceans - the two are inextricably linked. As a result, there is a proliferation of innovation solutions and products that are attacking the challenges faced by our oceans.
We continue to add new features to the Investable Oceans platform. We’ve added a Gatherings tab to the Invest section that allows accredited investors to view ten-twelve minute presentations by CEOs whose companies are listed on the site. We’ve also created a Blue Frontiers section under the Get Inspired tab, where you can explore initiatives that might not fit neatly in a market based investment box but nonetheless contain investment elements and have the potential for great impact.
As usual, we’ve included below a sampling of our current content. We encourage you to browse the site at your convenience; there’s a lot of opportunities to learn and engage. Thank you, as always, for your interest.
Tess Felix uses colorful bits of ocean debris to create playful, mosaic portraits of thought leaders and activists in the marine plastics space. Her latest piece is a mosaic of Sylvia Earle featured on our Instagram @InvestableOceans
The Ocean Foundation and TMA BlueTech have joined to co-sponsor this white paper calling for a U.S. Apollo-style “Blue Wave Mission,” focused on innovative technology and services to promote sustainable usage of the ocean and freshwater resources.
Discover where the wind power is coming from. The United States Wind Turbine Database provides the locations of land-based and offshore wind turbines in the United States, corresponding wind project information, and turbine technical specifications.
The ocean tech startup community could certainly benefit from more financial capital, but for tech startups that build their businesses around disruptive innovation, more emphasis needs to be placed on two oft forgotten ingredients that fuel innovation: social and human capital.