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Friends of Ocean Action

How can we set the ocean on a path to recovery and bring about a sustainable ocean economy? This is the mission of the Friends of Ocean Action. To achieve this, they come together to fast-track solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the ocean.

The Friends of Ocean Action is a unique, informal group of leaders from international organizations, NGOs, business, technology, science and research.

Invited by the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, Peter Thomson, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden, Isabella Lövin, the Friends of Ocean Action come together to build, scale-up and fast track practical solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the ocean in line with Sustainable Development Goal 14: To “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.”

The Friends of Ocean Action initiative is supported by the Benioff Ocean Initiative at UC Santa Barbara and convened by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the World Resources Institute.

See the full list of friends here. To date, other partners providing support include Cognite Data Platform, X Four-10/REV and the Government of the United Kingdom.

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The Friends

The Friends of Ocean engage companies, start-ups, academic institutions, civil society and international organizations, and experts with the scale and ambition to fast-track solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the ocean.

See the full list here

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