Summits & Ocean Learning Labs

Opportunities for members of the SOA community to share their work, make connections, and develop their skills

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Unmasking Plastic

Only 2% of all plastic produced in the world is effectively recycled, so nearly all plastic ever created is still embedded in our air, water, and land.

But it's about more than the visible impact on our ocean: corporate producers are knowingly creating un-recyclable goods that end up in landfills and incinerators, perpetuating toxic social and ecological environments. 

SOA has partnered with the Swarovski Foundation to empower youth as leaders in addressing the plastic crisis holistically, incorporating diverse perspectives as expert voices in the Unmasking Plastic webinar series.


Seabed Mining

Deep-sea mining threatens the delicate balance of life at the depths of the ocean. SOA calls for a 10-year moratorium on any mining so that its impact can be fully understood.

We have partnered with the Oxygen Project to spread the word, and co-hosted the #DefendtheDeep virtual summit in December 2020 (video recap here.)

Check out our campaign page to sign the petition, download the social media toolkit, and share our campaign video in 5 languages.


SOA Connects

SOA Connects brings together global stakeholders of ocean health as solutionists working toward the same goal. Each event showcases incredible people using their expertise and leveraging their passion to reverse the decimation of our ocean ecosystem through innovative, impactful solutions.

SOA Connects Demo Day 2020

Upcoming Events

April 28, 2021

E-Pitch Portugal Event

Diving into Portugal's Sustainable Blue Economy

On, April 28th 2021 from 17h to 18:30h GMT+1...

March 18, 2021

Why Our Deep Sea Matters

Talking about the Deep Sea

What is the deep sea? How can the Youth mobilize to preserve its...

Past Events

Jan 20, 2021 9:33:03 AM


Virtual Summit for Ocean Action

On February 3-5, SOA will be co-hosting the Ultramarine, a special...

Nov 10, 2020 7:29:55 PM

50 Days to #StopFundingOverfishing

Delivering on SDG 14 by Reaching a WTO Agreement to End Harmful Fisheries Subsidies

Join SOA, Sir...

Nov 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM

SOA Connects: Accelerator Demo Day

 The Third Wave Cohort entrepreneurs pitched their startup solutions at the first virtual Demo Day...

Sep 4, 2020 12:30:00 PM

SOA Connects: Women in Science, Tech, & Entrepreneurship

Featuring over 40 female speakers working to improve the environment through science, technology,...

Jun 4, 2020 12:13:00 PM

SOA Connects: the Inaugural Summit

The inaugural SOA connects brought together nearly 600 people from 73 countries as "solutionists"...

May 8, 2020 12:27:00 PM

Davos 2019 - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Davos 2019 – World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual MeetingJanuary 22 – 24, 2019 in Davos, Switzerland