dr-mikki-mccomb-kobza, summit 2016 ocean first institute go blue awardsCongratulations to our Ocean Ally Mikki McComb-Kobza and the Ocean First Institute on receiving the Blue Friend of the Year Award at the Go Blue Awards Gala held in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on Friday, October 27.

ocean first institute logo mikki mccomb-kobza go blue awardsMikki is Executive Director of Ocean First Institute and she shared with us the work the Institute is doing to lead the dive business community down the path to sustainability in her interview during the Blue Ocean Summit in 2015. See her article Sustainable Standards for Profitable Dive Businesses.


Loggerhead Marinelife Center

loggerhead marinelife center logo go blue awards ocean first institute mikki mccomb-kobzaThis year’s gala is the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Ninth Go Blue Awards held annually to honor individuals and organizations for their significant contributions in ocean conservation.

The Blue Hatchling Youth Award recognizes someone under the age of 17 who has contributed to marine conservation, while the Blue Business of the Year Award honors a business or nonprofit that has worked to promote and encourage marine conservation through their products, technology or business practices.

Meet all of the finalists and nominees of the Ninth Go Blue Awards listed on the Loggerhead Marinelife Center website.

By Robert Frerck, Blue Ocean Network


See these Related Blue Ocean Articles:

Sustainable Standards for Profitable Dive Businesses – Dr. Mikki McComb Kobza
Record-setting Online Blue Ocean Summit Connects Attendees Directly with Leading Change-Makers.
Deep Conversations with the Right People are Priceless
Summit: 2015: Sustainability in the Scuba Industry, new business models
Shifting the Dive Certification Model – Doug McNeese


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