Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) is a global nonprofit organization created by youth—for youth—dedicated to activating young people, developing and implementing innovative solutions, and mobilizing an ocean workforce to restore the health of the ocean in our lifetime. SOA was founded in 2014 by Daniela V. Fernandez during her first year at Georgetown University to bring youth voices and solutions to the forefront of the conversation. 

Today, SOA has grown into the world’s largest network of young ocean leaders, innovators, and policymakers. To date, we have accelerated 370+ solutions (and counting) to the greatest threats facing our ocean. These solutions include for-profit startups and community-led nonprofit projects around the world.



SOA's flagship programs serve the global community of ocean entrepreneurs and youth leaders with funding, mentorship, capacity-building opportunities, access to our network of 200+ industry-leading mentors, and more. 

Our work aligns with the targets of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14: to conserve the ocean and sustainably use marine resources. 

Explore our programs: 

Ocean Leadership Program THE ECOPRENEUR NETWORK