Ocean Leadership Program

Serving the world's largest global community of Ocean Leaders

SOA

Empowering youth to lead the restoration of ocean health in one generation

Ocean Leaders demonstrate their commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goal 14—Life Below Water—through concrete action that improves ocean health; SOA Young Ocean Leaders are under 35 years of age.

Become an Ocean Leader to receive project funding and access to capacity-building resources and mentorship

BECOME AN OCEAN LEADER
GET INVOLVED

Current Initiatives

OCEAN SOLUTIONS MICROGRANTS
APPLY FOR PROJECT FUNDING
CAMPAIGN AGAINST DEEP SEA MINING
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
OCEAN LEARNING LABS
LEARN FROM EXPERTS
UNMASKING PLASTIC
TACKLE THE PLASTIC CRISIS
YOUTH AND POLICY
Meet the Youth Policy Council
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES
MEET OUR REGIONAL LEADERS

2020 Numbers

64 HUBS

48 MICROGRANTS

165 COUNTRIES

68 WEBINARS

Solutions Hubs

Ocean Solutions Hubs are groups of Ocean Leaders organized by university affiliation, region, or focus area and taking action to promote ocean health and sustainability.

They are united by the common objective to preserve the health of our ocean and provide grassroots leadership in their respective communities.

SOA supports our Hubs through providing programming, mentorship, funding, organizing platforms, and networking. 

Explore All Hubs

Ocean Leaders

SOA Ocean Leaders are actively raising awareness of ocean challenges in their communities, creating ocean solutions, and influencing others to take ocean action. 
 
Young Ocean Leaders are members of the SOA community who are under 35 years of age and have demonstrated a concrete commitment to UN SDG14: Life Below Water.
 
Overall, SOA’s global network of young ocean leaders are spearheading projects that address the causes of ocean harm such as unsustainable fishing, marine pollution, and habitat destruction in over 150 countries worldwide.  
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Resources

Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit

From 2016-2020, SOA has been the youth convener for the Our Ocean Conference. Each year, we sourced the world’s top ocean solutions created by young people from over 50 countries and provided scholarships for them to attend our ocean leaders of ages 18-35 from over 50 countries.

We hope to resume convening high-level events for Young Ocean Leaders in 2021.

 

 

LEADERSHIP PARTNERS

Thank you to all our 2020 collaborators