In 2022, Ocean Exchange presented an expanded awards program that included the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Orcelle® Award, the Neptune ™ Award, and the new Transportation Hubs Award. The prize money for each award is $100,000 USD. In addition, Ocean Exchange also presented the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Collegiate Award, with prize money of $10,000 USD. In all, the prize money awarded at the 2022 Ocean Exchange event totaled $310,000 USD.
The Neptune Award 2022 is given to the solution that advances our understanding of the ocean and helps minimize our impact on these resources, even while using them for human benefit, resulting in more resilient bodies of water including healthy marine life and coastlines.
The Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s 2022 Orcelle® Award reflects the company’s statement of purpose, “sustainable logistics for a world in motion,” and its view of sustainability as a broad theme that assigns equal importance to environmental and social aspects. Accordingly, the 2022 Orcelle Award will go to the solution that creates most sustainable value for its business in regard to social, community or environmental issues, whether on land or at sea.
The Transportation Hub Award is given to the solution that advances ocean-, inland-, and air- ports and other logistics hubs, seeking innovations that make ports/hubs more sustainable with technologies that support clean water and air, conservation of precious natural resources near ports/hubs, efficient road/rail/warehousing supporting the ports, and state-of-the-art sustainable port-hub land management.
Like the Neptune Award, the Collegiate Award is given to the solution that advances our understanding of the ocean and helps minimize our impact on these resources. While the criteria are the same, the Collegiate Award is presented to a company in its earlier stages than one applying for the major awards.