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Founded in 2014, 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.

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.

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Worth: Groundbreaking Women’s Summit: Progress Towards Parity

RIFS Potsdam: Deep Seabed Mining: ‘For the Benefit of Humankind as a Whole’?

KITV: Senate Bill 2575 prohibits deep-sea mining in Hawaii waters 

Trinidad & Tobago Newsday: Youth protecting our ocean 

CNBC: Norway defends deep-sea mining, says it may help to break China and Russia’s rare earths stronghold

WIRED: Norway’s Deep-Sea Mining Decision is a Warning



Atlantic Council: Daniel Caceres Live from COP28 on ocean-based climate solutions

ImpactAlpha: Ocean-based startups ride a wave of funds seeking opportunities in the blue economy

Mares de Mexico: SOA Advances as an Observer at the ISA and Mexico Highlights the Importance of Scientific Research

Fast Company: How deep-sea mining for EV materials could wipe out tuna populations

TechCrunch: Sustainable Ocean Alliance converts its accelerator into a broader ‘Ecopreneur Network’

CBS News: Santa Cruz company works to replace styrofoam with enviro-friendly alternative

CBS News: Small electric hydrofoils touted as transit gamechanger

Time Magazine Op-Ed: Deep Sea Mining Isn't a Climate Solution  (co-authored with the President of Palau)

Lifestyles Magazine: Daniela Fernandez: Calling on her generation to protect the oceans

Associated Press: Helping out: How American volunteerism is changing — and why

Thomson Reuters Op-Ed: We must stop deep-sea mining before it begins

TechCrunch: To fix the climate, these 10 investors are betting the house on the ocean, part 2
TechCrunch: Is ocean conservation the next climate tech? 7 investors explain why they’re all in, part 1

Associated Press: Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia donates $25 million to The Ocean Cleanup



ABC7: 222 Solutions to Heal, Restore, and Sustain Our Ocean 

Bloomberg: The Climate Future Just Changed: Eight Predictions for 2030

Bizwomen: Five Questions with Sustainable Ocean Alliance founder Daniela Fernandez

CGTN America: Full Frame: Sinking Cities

TechCrunch: With Benioff backing, Sustainable Ocean Alliance aims to be the rising tide that lifts all ‘ecopreneurs’

Forbes: Sustainable Ocean Alliance Nets $15 Million To Support Young Entrepreneurs

Forbes: Sustainability Deals Of The Week

Impact Alpha: OK Doomer: These young entrepreneurs aren’t giving up on the climate or the oceans

Impact Alpha: The Brief: Solving for oceans and climate, catalytic carveouts, Kellogg’s ReNewCo, affordable apartments, sustainability data unicorn, carbon pricing

Inc.: How a 28-Year-Old Founder Helps Entrepreneurs Profit by Cleaning the Ocean

NowThis: Mikoko Pamoja: Fighting Climate Change one Mangrove at a Time  (via Instagram, YouTube, TikTok)

NowThis: The Peru Oil Spill: How to Help Now (via Instagram, YouTube)

South Florida Business Journal: Technology & Innovation Roundup: 1909 to create innovation hub in West Palm Beach

South Florida Business Journal: Ocean technology startups gain momentum 

South Florida Business Journal: 5 questions with Sustainable Ocean Alliance founder Daniela Fernandez 

BuzzFeed: Everyone On TikTok Is Obsessed With Thrifting. This Is What Five Young Climate Innovators Think Matter More.

Upwell: Only One launches new podcast with interview with SOA Founder Daniela Fernandez

Punchbowl News: Punch Up Profile: Daniela Fernandez

CNBC: Meet five young pioneers working to change the world

Op-Ed: Young Floridians are riding the wave of ocean restoration (The Orlando Sentinel, The Sun Sentinel, and The Invading Sea)



Tech Crunch: Coral Vita cultivates $2M seed to take its reef restoration mission global

Regenerative Travel: Why We Must Empower Today’s Youth Leaders To Develop Ocean Solutions

Ocean Visions: Inspiring Ideas for Ocean Solutions

World Economic Forum: This is how we empower a generation of young people to protect the ocean

EurekAlert!: Global Youth Draft 'Blue New Deal' to protect our oceans: 'Time to end generational injustice

Solar Impulse Foundation: World Oceans Day 2021: Sustainable Ocean Alliance is Collaborating with the Solar Impulse Foundation

World War Zero: Climate Solutions from the Generation that will Inherit the Ocean

Nob Hill Gazette: Movers and Shakers, by Land and Sea


Travel + Leisure: Five People Changing the way we Think About Sustainable Travel

Tech Crunch: Ocean Solutions Accelerator’s third wave tackles a new set of aquatic challenges

Forbes: How Daniela Fernandez is Accelerating Climate Solutions