Defined by the offshore industry
Sent in from participants all over the world
Selected after industry Ocean Expert review and in-depth feasibility study
Leading to flourishing start-ups or direct industry implementation
A sustainable offshore industry
“The oceans are essential for our well-being, as a major climate buffer, a biodiversity haven and a source of much-needed resources. Global change and intensive use threaten these oceanic services. More sustainable use of the oceans calls for creative ideas and new technology. Together with students, scientists, society, governments and industry we need to explore innovative solutions. OOC is a unique platform for bringing challenges and solutions together.”
Our Ocean’s Challenge is an exemplar of open innovation. The unique multi-stakeholder approach harnesses the value of diverse knowledge and expertise to solve complex problems. Utilizing an active online platform for building a community of participants sets the seed for robust and continued innovation in sustainability.
"For Heerema Marine Contractors OOC will be considered a success when we move the discussion regarding sustainable oceans towards action, whether this regards sea farming, sustainable energy, plastic as a resource or any kind of innovative way to maintain our oceans. Share our aim and join this initiative."
“ABN AMRO considers it a strategic priority to contribute to a better world. As partner of OOC we aim to put our financial expertise and international network in the maritime and offshore industry to the benefit of realizing sustainable oceans. Join us and jump on the OOC platform now!”
“Our Oceans Challenge is a unique and much needed effort to tackle the environmental challenges facing the offshore industries by harnessing the power of innovation and entrepreneurship. The World Ocean Council is proud to be an OOC partner, and is working to help ensure that the OOC addresses global, cross-cutting issues and results in improved sustainability in ocean industry operations.”
Our Oceans Challenge kicks off with a new call for action, which enables your company to identify sustainability challenges in collaboration with industry partners and solve them through massive open online innovation
Already committed partners 2016 / 2017: