Ocean Program

Digital Innovation to Protect the Ocean and its Ecosystems.

Emission Reductions

Purpose

Conserve 30% of our oceans

Through research and innovation, we are creating advanced digital infrastructure to increase transparency in ocean activities such as ecosystem services, fishing, recreational use and illegal infractions. We engage in large-scale collaborations and partnerships that include local stakeholders and scientists to identify these challenges and develop freely available tools designed to improve the management of marine protected areas.

The Problem

Transparency

Transparency in Monitoring

From seafood traceability to Blue Carbon, existing Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems to certify ocean action are costly, fragmented and slow. The lack of transparency and streamlining in MRV cause too many ocean-based sustainability solutions to operate without an adequate knowledge base of marine ecosystems.

Ocean Technologies

Digital Technologies for Oceans

We have yet to leverage the full potential of digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data and IoT, to scale ocean conservation. The rise and maturity of these emerging technologies provide opportunities for existing and new platforms to finance and scale ocean conservation.

Global Stakeholders

Global Ocean Stakeholders

Ocean conservation must happen on multiple scales. From regional Marine Protected Areas to the High Seas, all stakeholders should have access to free open source tools for effective ecosystem-based management.

Specifics

Infraction automation for illegal fishing

We partner with marine park rangers to combat illegal fishing within Marine Protected Areas. Enforcement automation helps reduce the cost and the carbon footprint to mitigate infractions.

Stackable credits for marine ecosystem services

We develop methodologies and standards for issuing and verifying marine ecosystem credits that center around scientific integrity, equity and scalability. We partner with the Regen Network to register these ecological digital assets on open, transparent and decentralized ledgers.

Benefits

Why

Ocean Program

matters

#Models

Builds models for the outcome-based conservation finance of Marine Protected Areas

#Protects

Uses digital technologies to automate infractions of illegal activity in Marine Protected Areas

Pilot Program

Cocos Island Pilot

A pilot partnership with Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica to develop and implement emerging technologies to support marine conservation and combat illegal fishing.

Community

OceanDrop

The OceanDrop raised funds to launch our Ocean Program. 70% of the funds are directed to the core research and open source digital product development. 30% of the funds support operations for the Cocos Island National Park pilot project, including supporting the local non-governmental organisations and Park Ranger operations.

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Help establish marine ecosystem services credits for conservation finance

Like all of our programs, all our Oceans research and work is open source. We’re looking for passionate developers and marine ecologists to collaborate with code and knowledge to help create a global mechanism to scale ocean conservation.