Uniting and activating powerful voices for ocean conservation

Meet the Ocean Unite Network

  • Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder
  • Carol Browner, Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress; former head of  the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and former Global Ocean Commissioner
  • Victor Chu, Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group and former Global Ocean Commissioner
  • Ashlan Cousteau, TV Host, Explorer
  • Philippe Cousteau, TV Host, Explorer, Founder of Earth Echo International & CEO of Voyacy Group
  • Maria Damanaki, Managing Director, Oceans, The Nature Conservancy and former EU Commissioner for Fisheries
  • Tony de Brum, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Oby Ezekwesili, Former Vice President of the World Bank for Africa and Nigerian Education Minister, co-founder of Transparency International and former Global Ocean Commissioner
  • Slava Fetisov, Member of the upper house of the Federal Assembly of Russia and retired Russian professional ice hockey defenseman
  • José María Figueres, Former President of Costa Rica and former Global Ocean Commissioner
  • Adrian Grenier, Founder of The Lonely Whale Foundation and actor
  • Vladimir Golitsyn, President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and former Global Ocean Commissioner
  • Robert Hill, Former Australian Minister for the Environment, Minister for Defence and former Global Ocean Commissioner
  • Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • Pascal Lamy, Former Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and former Global Ocean Commissioner
  • Minister Isabella Lövin, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden and Minister for International Development Cooperation
  • Jane Lubchenco, Former U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean and former Administrator of NOAA and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
  • Paul Martin, Former Prime Minister of Canada, Minister of Finance and former Global Ocean Commissioner
  • David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC); former UK Foreign Secretary and former Global Ocean Commissioner
  • Minister Heraldo Muñoz, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chile
  • Cristina Narbona, Former Environment Minister of Spain and former Global Ocean Commissioner
  • Mohammed Nasheed, Former President of Maldives
  • Julie Packard, Executive Director and Vice Chair of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Vice Chair of the David & Lucile Packard Foundation
  • John Podesta, Founder of the Center for American Progress and former Global Ocean Commissioner
  • Lewis Pugh, Ocean Advocate, swimmer, UN Patron of the Oceans
  • Roz Savage, Author, Speaker and Ocean Rower
  • Achim Steiner, Director, Oxford Martin School and Former Executive Director, UNEP
  • Andrés Velasco, Former Minister of Finance of Chile and former Global Ocean Commissioner
  • Commissioner Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
  • Danni Washington, TV Host, Ocean Advocate, co-founder of the Big Blue & You and Sea Youth Rise Up

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