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  • 2022 Call for Solutions now open!
  • Reflections from Lisbon, UN World Ocean Conference 2022
  • Ocean Exchange Ecosystem News
  • Important Dates
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Reflections from Lisbon, UN World Ocean Conference 2022

The UN World Ocean Conference was held in Lisbon, Portugal in late June/early July, 2022. Members of the Ocean Exchange ecosystem were on the ground at the conference, and return with the following take-aways.
Ted Janulis, Founder, Investable Oceans
Given the broad and intense challenges our oceans face, was there progress? Of course – in the form of new commitments, partnerships and initiatives. Was it enough? Hard to say, given the enormity and complexity of the issues. But are there reasons for hope and renewed resolve? Absolutely.
Justin Manley, Technologist
During the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon the UN Ocean Decade Working Group on Technology and Innovation (TIWG) was announced. Group co-chair Justin Manley said: "We are a diverse global team of technologists, engineers and entrepreneurs. We are eager to inform and advise the ocean decade and wider global ocean community."
Ann Carpenter, Co-Founder & CEO Braid Theory
Due to Braid Theory’s work related to the decarbonization of goods movement, I spent considerable time learning of similarly minded efforts around port-related activities in Europe. Collaborative initiatives offer a pathway for entrepreneurs to work with the port industry on pilot projects and problem solving.
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Ecosystem News

Carbon capture startup Twelve has announced a partnership with Microsoft and Alaska Airlines to utilize jet fuel created from captured carbon dioxide. Twelve was an Ocean Exchange collegiate winner in 2015, and went on to win the Neptune Award in 2019.  Learn More

ClearFlame Engine Technologies received $17 million in Series A financing in 2021 to focus on their goal to decarbonize long-haul trucking and other diesel-driven industries.  ClearFlame is a 2018 Ocean Exchange "alumni". Learn More
Symbrosia (2021 Finalist) and Air Company (2016 Collegiate Finalist) have been named winners of the Keeling Curve Prize from Global Warming Mitigation Project for 2022.

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Water Warriors (Ocean Exchange 2021) participated in the Tyson Ventures Demo Day, which showcased greenhouse gas emissions reduction, reducing food waste, animal welfare, regenerative agriculture, and more. 

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