Our Team

Ocean Exchange Team

James Dougherty

Co-founder, Coastal Carbon Solutions

James is a co-founder of Coastal Carbon Solutions, which provides verification, reporting and carbon credit packaging services for companies using ocean pathways to do atmospheric C02 removal.

Over the past 16 years he has worked hands-on with over 20 companies to help them commercialize their early stage offerings and scale.  As a founder he started Capvision, the largest expert network in APAC and fourth largest globally, as well as Community Capital Technology – a marketplace for community banks to trade loan assets and better support their local economies.  James is a co-founder at One America Works, a 501c3 non-profit.  OAW’s goal is to reintegrate the US economy by leveraging regional economic strengths across the US and creating a shared economic future.  He is a seed investor in many firms, two related to sustainability: SWAY a cost competitive kelp based alternative to single use plastic, and REN Energy which leverages data to bring Fortune 500 corporations to go 100% renewable.

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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!’”