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  • 2022 Collegiate Call for Solutions deadline is September 26th!
  • Ocean Health and the Blue Economy
  • Ocean Exchange Ecosystem News
  • Important Dates
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Ocean Health and the Blue Economy

Bill Malarkey
When you consider the fact that the world’s oceans make up 97% of all the water on Earth, and cover 70% of the Earth’s total surface area, it is both surprising and disappointing that the topic of “ocean health” gets so little attention in our discussions of global environmental issues. 

However, despite its clear importance to the health of the planet and the global economy, the ocean has generally been given short shrift as an environmental priority, at least if we take funding flows as our leading indicator.
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Bill Malarkey, Partner, Amane Advisors

Bill Malarkey is the Managing Partner for the North America region with Amane Advisors, the premier global consultancy and advisory firm focused on the water industry. He is based in Philadelphia and advises clients in a variety of segments across the water sector. 

This piece was originally published in Amane Currents, Summer 2022.

Ecosystem News

Intellireefs (2021 Ocean Exchange Finalist) has been recognized for the film Building Hope. The film debuted at the Hollywood iFilm Festival in September 2022, and it won the Best MiniMovie Nature and Animals category. Learn More

SeaTrac (2019 Ocean Exchange Finalist) to Monitor Deep Earthquake Rupture Sites. An elite Geosciences team at Princeton University has purchased SeaTrac's SP-48 persistent Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USVs) to advance the current state of the art for seafloor geodesy.  Learn More
Turbulent Hydro (2016 WW Orcelle® Winner) is working with local leaders in Biyouha, Cameroon to collaborate on electricity projects to support development in the region. 
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Algeon Materials (Ocean Exchange Collegiate Finalist 2021) hosted Summer Springboard, a program for teen entrepreneurship at UC San Diego. Students looked at entrepreneurship using a problem/solution approach.  Learn More

Dates to Remember

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