Join the World’s Largest Global Network of Ocean Leaders

Sustainable Ocean Alliance was created to give young people a voice in the future of the planet and a seat at the table of ocean policy-making. The Ocean Leadership Program empowers our allies to take action and to create in themselves the leaders our ocean needs.

Fill out this short application to become an Ocean Leader. 

We read every application we receive--not because we want to exclude anyone but because we want to get to know you and why the ocean matters to you.

Next, you'll officially be part of one of the world’s largest network of ocean advocates, joining forces with Ocean Leaders taking action in over 140 countries, with access to Ocean Solutions Hubs, the SOA Mobilize Online Community, Ocean Learning Labs, and the Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit and other high-level international conventions. 

SOA Ocean Leadership Program

Join Mobilize - Our Online Community Platform

We are a team of ocean changemakers built upon the foundation of integrity, inclusion and innovation facilitating impactful change for the sustainability of our ocean.
As a member of Mobilize, you have access to:

  • A global community of ocean experts, mentors, and young leaders that can help you develop and implement your sustainability projects, awareness campaigns, and ocean solution initiatives.
  • The opportunity to apply to attend high-level conferences around the world.
  • An online engagement platform to network with peers and mentors, absorb compelling educational content, and take part in impactful campaigns.

Ocean Solutions Hubs

Ocean Solutions Hubs

Apply to create or join an Ocean Solutions Hub at your university or within your community, city, or country.

As an Ocean Solutions Hub Founder and Member, you can:

  • Host awareness-raising events, launch ocean startups, and organize advocacy campaigns and hands-on initiatives.
  • Engage and leverage SOA’s global network of ocean changemakers to bring awareness and guiding support for hub projects.
  • Take the lead in spearheading SOA regional convenings, bringing together key stakeholders to catalyze effective ocean action.


Applications Now Open for Ocean Solutions Accelerator

Applications Now Open for Ocean Solutions Accelerator

Transform your innovative ocean solution into a sustainable business with the support and funding from SOA’s Ocean Solutions Accelerator.

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Our Ocean Youth
Leadership Summit

In 2018, we sourced the world’s top 200 ocean commitments created by our ocean leaders of ages 18-35 from over 50 countries “and designed a highly-interactive program to foster collaboration, boost ocean ocean leaders’ career development and inspire future generations to take action.