ABOUT OCEAN UNITE
Uniting And Activating Powerful Voices For OCean Conservation
SUPERCHARGING OCEAN CONSERVATION ACTION
Ocean Unite was founded in 2015 to unify and mobilize impactful voices at key moments that matter to drive positive Ocean conservation action.
We are an expert group of leaders, thinkers, and strategists,
a movement accelerator at the forefront of driving positive change for people and the planet. We support key global events, build and create new business relationships, engage
a growing global audience, and disrupt the status
quo when necessary.
Through our Ocean Unite Network of global influencers, we amplify crucial Ocean messages to decision-makers in support of both our key “on-the-water” goals, such as protecting 30% of the Ocean by 2030 (30×30) and the many organizations working to secure Ocean health.
Everything we do is designed to:
- Unify the messaging and goals of organizations working in the Ocean space
- Amplify these messages through our Network of global influencers
- Engage influencers and key audiences to drive positive change
A “LinkedIn” FOR THE OCEAN COMMUNITY
While world leaders are beginning to recognize the importance of the Ocean to Earth’s survival, much work is needed if we are to move from recognition to action, catalyzing change and delivering concrete, positive Ocean conservation outcomes.
Ocean Unite plays a significant role, working collaboratively to ensure the Ocean is on a pathway to recovery. Business and political leaders, philanthropists and NGO colleagues recognize our understanding, expertise and experience and reach out to us to help make connections, innovate solutions, solve problems and engage on critical matters. Some have called us a “LinkedIn for the Ocean community”.
HIGH IMPACT ACTIONS
AT MOMENTS THAT MATTER
The good news is that awareness and concern are escalating and the health of the Ocean is becoming a greater concern for citizens and their leaders around the world.
Our goal is to place the ocean at the forefront of political consciousness; to deepen the recognition that the health of our ocean must be recognised as one of the 21st century’s prevailing challenges and opportunities; and that it requires immediate attention.
By uniting these powerful voices, Ocean Unite will work to set in motion coordinated, high impact actions to get the key messages to the right people at the moments that matter.
The ocean can rebound.
We need it to. Billions of us rely on it for food; half the oxygen we breathe, for transport, shipping, leisure, and spiritual solace.
President & CEO
Engagement and Policy Specialist
Digital and Social Media Manager
Jose Maria Figueres
J. Charles Fox
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Moore Charitable Trust
Natural Resources Defence
Shari Sant Plummer
Code Blue Foundation
Ocean Unite partners with philanthropists and foundations for core support and to deliver on specific projects and outcomes that support our mission. Our partners support our work philanthropically and also use their voices, considerable influence and networks to engage, assist with ideas and gatherings as well as suggesting potential influencer Network members.
Ocean Unite is an initiative of Virgin Unite, the non profit foundation of the Virgin Group. It was incubated and launched by Virgin Unite in 2015 alongside several partners. Virgin Unite cover Ocean Unite’s overheads meaning 100% of donations go to frontline work.