A global ecosystem accelerating
innovation for the Blue Economy

Meet Our 2022 Award Winners

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Collegiate Awards

Now open! Apply here.

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Winners Selection Process

How does Ocean Exchange select winners?

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2022 Event Video

Save the date for Ocean Exchange 2023, October 22nd – 24th!

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Ocean Exchange is a global ecosystem that comprises members of our Board of Directors, Executive Team, and experts from business, finance, academia, government, and non-profits Around the World.

Ocean Exchange 2023 Provisional Timeline

Each year, Ocean Exchange hosts an event to recognize and help advance innovation in technologies aimed at the health of our oceans and the Blue Economy. It continues to grow year after year. Ocean Exchange 2022—our 11th event—received a record number of submissions from companies around the world. Solutions represented such categories as alternative materials, CO2 reduction and sequestration, data/robotics, digitalization, energy, fisheries/marine habitat, vessel/port operations, and water treatment.

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About Us

Ocean Exchange is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of innovative solutions for healthy oceans and the sustainable Blue Economy. A 501(c)(3), Ocean Exchange fulfills this mission through a rigorous, multi-level program that includes annual monetary awards, promoting registered Solutions Inspiring Action across multiple communication channels, and facilitating access to a global network of experts from around the world. This network is the heart of an ecosystem that encourages and supports pioneering companies focused on the development and commercialization of breakthrough technologies.

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View Our Webcast Library

Ocean Exchange and the Marine Technology Society, the leading international community of ocean scientists and engineers, practitioners, policy makers, and educators, have partnered to present a collaborative webcast series. These informative and well-attended webcasts provide an ideal way to discuss solutions to important issues.

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Our Latest News

Keep up to date with developments at Ocean Exchange by reading our latest news. 

Spurring Cutting-Edge Marine Innovation: Blue Tech advancements reach a one-year milestone in Israel

Blue Tech advancements reach a one-year milestone in Israel.

Marine Biofilms at Valdosta State University

Our students made it to the finals at Ocean Exchange for their work with (i) a novel method to restore oyster populations (ii) a unique method to synthesize pharmaceuticals in the ocean (iii) an antibiotic that worked against drug resistant Tb. Our tremendous experience with Ocean Exchange helped refine our fundamental studies to be products…

Ocean Exchange Opening Applications for Two Collegiate Awards

Nutrient Pollution and the Planetary Boundaries

Most people know that nutrient pollution of water is a Bad Thing—it causes nuisance algae growth and harmful algal blooms, or HABs. Fewer people realize, however, that nutrient pollution has gotten so bad that it puts the entire planet at risk.

Unapologetic Opinions From A Carbon Footprint Calculation Expert

Until now, vital ocean observing activities that underpin human safety, marine health, blue economies, and sustainable development have largely been managed by the scientific sector and pillared on public projects. But today, private companies are stepping into the field with promising opportunities for a blue data and services revolution.

May 2023
Detect, Capture and Sequester: Nitrogen

On May 10th, 2023, Ocean Exchange and MTS hosted the second of a four part series on some of the most pervasive ocean pollutants. The topic for this event was nitrogen.
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Our Sponsors

Ocean Exchange’s mission is funded by private donations including those from Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Royal Caribbean, Schmidt Marine Technology Partners, Oceankind, Marine Research Hub of South Florida, Oceaneering, Angus Littlejohn, Jr. Family, and others who share the passion for healthy oceans.

Extended deadline reminder for our 2x $10,000 USD Collegiate Awards! Our team is ready and happy to assist any interested parties. #blueeconomy #OceanExchange23 #bluetech #marineindustry #startup #solutions #technology #sustainability

Our two $10,000 USD Collegiate Awards have an extended deadline! Applicants will have until Oct. 3rd, 11:59pm GMT, to register their solutions! We are ready and happy to assist any interested parties. #blueeconomy #OceanExchange23 #bluetech #marineindustry #startup #solutions

A snapshot of our 2023 Ocean Exchange Applicant Pool! Thank you to all the solutions that applied, and to our SME Review Team who are analyzing these and preparing us to move into the October finalist pitches. #blueeconomy #bluetech #solutions #startups #oceanexchange23

Please help us share our 2023 Collegiate Call for Solutions with eligible North American University teams! Our deadline is Sept. 25th and we are so excited to present our two $10k USD Collegiate Awards. #blueeconomy #bluetech @GuyHarveyOcean @MarineHubFL #sustainability

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Ocean Exchange invites you to learn more about Awards Program, our ecosystem and success of our award winners and participants. Together, we can chart a powerful course to help ensure the future of our oceans and the Blue Economy.

“Ocean Exchange has a platform to enable people with information that they need to know about the ocean and then to showcase new technologies that are on the forefront of really helping the ocean and the planet.”

“The quality of the content and the people who are involved with Ocean Exchange is all high end.”

“Besides funding, Ocean Exchange provides access to a wide area network of incredibly talented people in organizations that really do just want to help people.”

“Ocean Exchange is really about helping the little guys grow and in so doing, helping the big guys be better ocean citizens.”

“Ocean Exchange seems to be much more focused on bringing to light under-capitalized, wonderful new technology ideas. And it’s all about two-way access to this new technology and to the people who can help with the experience to grow that technology.”

“Ocean Exchange is a force multiplier to enable sustainable innovation.”

“Ocean Exchange is a global, novel innovation forum that has a greater ability to attract a broader range of impactful stakeholders than any other event that’s out there.”

“Unquestionably, one of Ocean Exchange’s primary strengths is how it brings together people from different paths. That makes its event a delegator experience as well as experience for an innovator or awards nominee.”

“Ocean Exchange is entirely different from any of the other organizations that I’m involved in. It is about sustainable innovation. I think it’s also very different in the extremely broad range of stakeholders that it involves.”

“There’s nothing better than going to an event or engaging with people so you walk away and say, ‘Wow!’”