About Us

In 2014, Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) was founded by Daniela Fernandez, one of the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 and a member of the World Economic Forum Friends of Ocean Action.

SOA activates young people, develops and implements innovative solutions, and mobilizes an ocean workforce to restore the health of the ocean in our lifetime. We have built the world’s largest network of young ocean leaders and supported innovative startups, nonprofits, and grassroots campaigns dedicated to solving the greatest threats facing our planet.

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Our Programs

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