Welcome to the Ocean Exchange’s search for Solutions Inspiring Action where business, organizations and individuals from around the world register solutions that have been implemented and are currently operating in at least one location.

The Navigator and Orcelle Awards Call for Solutions has closed for 2016.

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Please browse the information below to learn more about the 2016 Navigator and Orcelle awards application process (now closed). Info is for your reference only, and will be updated for the 2017 award cycle.

2016 Theme: Transform Sustainability into Value
Monetary Awards: Gulfstream® Navigator Award 2016 & WWL Orcelle® Award 2016
Amount: $100,000 USD for Each Award
Deadlines: Register by 11:59PM GMT – Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Exchange Dates: November 9-11, 2016
Event Location: Savannah, Georgia USA

General Registration Criteria

Ocean Exchange welcomes registration from innovators with Solutions (with working prototypes) in materials, devices, processes, and systems with the ability to: Transform Sustainability into Value——-innovations that generate economic growth and increased productivity, while reducing the use of nature’s resources and waste.

Monetary Award Eligibility

The Gulfstream® Navigator Award 2016 ($100,000 USD) is given to the Solution that best demonstrates the greatest potential to accelerate sustainability with applicability across multiple industries generating positive impact on the environment, economies or health while respecting cultures around the world. In 2016 the Navigator Award will focus on solutions in the area of renewable energy in celebration of Gulfstream’s investment in renewable fuels.

The WWL Orcelle® Award 2016 $100,000 USD is given to the solution that makes shipping and logistics more sustainable by advancing zero-emission, marine and/or land based technologies that are commercially viable.

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Awards Process

  • Submit registrations by 11:59pm GMT on May 17, 2016.
  • Fifteen finalists will be selected by our Solutions Review Team to travel to Savannah, GA, USA (expenses paid) to present at Ocean Exchange Nov 9-11, 2016.
  • Delegates representing business, academia, government, and non-profits will select two Monetary Award winners.

Global Connections

Ocean Exchange promotes all registered Solutions Inspiring Action through our globally accessible online magazine, through our widely distributed newsletter and through the global network of our Board, Delegates, and Executive Team


Ocean Exchange seeks innovative, proactive and globally scalable Solutions with working prototypes that can leap across industries, economies and cultures.

Innovations that generate economic growth and increased productivity, while reducing the use of nature’s resources and waste.

The Ocean Exchange promotes innovative organizations and entrepreneurs who are implementing tangible solutions that shape the future today.

All Solutions passing prescreening are showcased in our digital magazine where organizations from around the world seeking innovative solutions can discover your work, learn more about your solution and contact you.

The Top 15 Solutions Vying for the Awards

Selected Solution creators will be invited to Savannah, GA, expenses paid, to present their work. Our Board of Governors and invited guests representing a cross-section of professions from industry, government, conservation, research and academia will select the Gulfstream® Navigator Award and WWL Orcelle® Award Winners.

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