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The Our Ocean conferences were initiated by Secretary of State John Kerry in 2014, with the aim to put oceans on the foreign policy agenda, and create a platform where leaders from government, business and civil society meet on an equal footing to promote action and innovation for clean, healthy and productive oceans. The Oslo conference will highlight the importance of knowledge as the basis of our actions and policies to ensure sustainable future economic growth. It will emphasize integrated management of sea and coastal areas as the key to protection and sustainable use of the oceans. Read more information.
The intended theme for the Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit is “Co-creating the Sustainable Blue Economy”. Following Norway’s global leadership in integrated ocean management, the summit programming will intend to inspire, inform, and empower participants to build holistic solutions that better balance the needs of society, industry and the ocean environment.
Applications for the Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit, which will take place in Oslo, Norway on October 23-24, 2019, are now open! We invite problem solvers and sustainability champions (below 35 years old) to submit their application online before July 5th, 2019 11:59pm PST. The 100 selected participants from over 50 countries will receive one complimentary guest pass and scholarship* to the summit! If you have questions, read the FAQ or contact our team via email here.
Applications close on July 5, 2019 at 11:59 pm PST
*Scholarships to cover travel expenses may become available.
Welcome to the fourth Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit! Join our cocktail reception, mingle with your peers and share your passion for sustainable initiatives. Time and location will be announced shortly.
A full bootcamp day at The Hub in Oslo to apply knowledge and technology that can help us protect our oceans.” Program is under development and will be available shortly.
The Our Ocean conference will be open to Youth Leadership Summit participants after lunch. The best bootcamp solutions may be showcased in front of conference participants. This is your time to shine and build your career network. Program is under development and will be available shortly.