The Friends engage in a number of projects from the Ocean Action Agenda. Explore this page to find out how the Friends of Ocean Action and the Ocean Action Agenda are propelling ocean action
1000 Ocean Startups
1000 Ocean Startups is a coalition to accelerate ocean impact innovation. The coalition brings together the global ecosystem of incubators, accelerators, competitions, matching platforms ...
Blue Carbon Action Partnership
Scaling blue carbon benefits through coordinated action with governments to unlock finance, strengthen science, and empower local communities.
Blue Recovery Hubs
The Blue Recovery Hubs provide the evidence and partnerships required for small island developing states to accelerate sustainable ocean economic development and build climate change resi...
Great Blue Wall Challenge
A call for ocean-positive startups and social enterprises which contribute to the sustainability and resilience of the Western Indian Ocean, aligning with the Great Blue Wall Initiative a...
O20 provides a platform for the world’s leading global companies, G20 countries and civil society voices to make and realize commitments towards a sustainable, inclusive ocean –and to lev...
2022 holds many milestones and multilateral events that will decide the future of the planet and the ocean is weaved in as the blue thread that connects them all. Friends of Ocean Action ...
Sustainable Blue Partnership Cooperation Network
Promoting the Blue Partnership for a shared sustainable future
IUU Fishing Supply Chain Risk Solution
Enabling seafood companies to identify risks in global supply chains
Ocean 100 Dialogues
Enabling business leaders in the ocean economy to accelerate ocean stewardship for the climate change, biodiversity loss and equity agendas
Repurposing seafood loss and waste
Promoting ‘whole fish’ thinking and solutions which ensure greater nutrition for healthier communities, strong economies and healthy environments
Friends of Ocean Action China Hub
Engaging motivated ocean action leaders in China from the non-governmental organizations, the business sector and academia.
Other initiatives we support
Global Plastic Action Partnership
If we do not take urgent, collective action there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by the year 2050.
Ocean Data Challenge
This challenge called for startups and social enterprises that leverage and/or contribute to the global ocean data ecosystem and which demonstrate the applications for ocean data to boost...
Restoring, Protecting and Investing in the Ocean
We need new models for ocean and ecosystem restoration, protection, and financing. The innovators in this challenge cohort are doing just that.
Blue Food Challenge
Calling for innovations in the production and processing of aquatic foods that maximise nutritional and economic benefits to local communities