A Sampling of the 76 Summiters You’ll Meet Here…
Recognize these Faces?

“We’re right at that critical point… never before could we know what we now know. Never again will there be a chance as good as what we now have to take action, to do something. Everybody can do something.” ~ Sylvia Earle

Welcome To Blue Ocean Summit

Blue Ocean Summit is our signature community event. Since 2014, this online Summit has brought to you the inspiring stories of over seventy ocean change-makers. Our Summit is all about stepping into ocean change, and explores a broad spectrum of issues, solutions, and immediate actions we can take to be the change we want to see in the sea.

We’re On a Voyage To A Better Blue Planet

To guide us on this virtual journey to a better blue planet, we interview those who are deeply involved in ocean change. Some of our Summit alumni, a.k.a. “Summiters” are well known ocean leaders like Dr. Sylvia Earle and Jean-Michel Cousteau. Other speakers are lesser known but their stories are equally important; these below-the-radar active ocean people inspire us to do what we can, with what we have, from where we are.

Bringing Ocean People Together

Participant or Summiter, the Ocean People we bring together hail from around the world, from the fields of science, art, film & photography, travel & tourism, recreation & sports, lifestyle & health, business & innovation, philanthropy, conservation, policy and media. These are your people, explorers, innovators, activists and wayshowers all.  Our Summit gatherings remind us that solutions will come from unusual places, uncommon leadership and unexpected collaborations.  And there is hope.

Stayed Tuned For Summit 2018

Summit 2018 is slated for Oct 8 – 12. It’s free and will be held right here on this site, in a specially created Summit hub. This Summit has been designed to contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goals #14 (Life Below Water) , #4 (Quality Education), #8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), #9 (Industry Innovation and Infrastructure), #12 (Sustainable Consumption and Production) and #17 (Partnerships for the Goals) from the global goals to transform the world by 2030. Stay tuned for more details.

Be at the Head of the Line.

Portions of this Summit will be live, allowing a limited number of participants to connect directly with Summiters. Reserve your Live Virtual Event Ticket right now until they disappear. General Summit Hub Admission Tickets will still be available to those who miss out on the limited Live Virtual Tickets.

Please note that online Summits are much more complex than physical venues: General Summit Hub Admission Tickets are available now for a limited time to allow us to focus on preparing and serving our ticketed participants. Thank you in advance for supporting this one-of-a-kind event with a monetary donation of your choice.

Leadership in the Blue Frontier – David Helvarg

Leadership in the Blue Frontier – David Helvarg

“We get so much from the ocean in terms of recreation, transportation, trade, energy, protein, medicinal values and spiritual values, that sense of awe and wonder being part of something bigger than ourself, that we really need to get organized and give something...

Summit 2014: Change Comes Through Action

Summit 2014: Change Comes Through Action

Our next four speakers have addressed the theme “Change Comes Through Action” in very different ways, from being an environmental activist and filmmaker in Indonesia to creating dramatic sustainable change in your local community or dive business to being a...

Summit 2014: Honest Talk About Marine Conservation

Summit 2014: Honest Talk About Marine Conservation

Blue Ocean is presenting four terrific interviews to share with you on the subject of “Honest Talk About Marine Conservation” with speakers that have experience dealing with local communities in Indonesia; to documenting the sardine migration along the eastern coast...

Summit 2014: Redefining the Dive Resort

Summit 2014: Redefining the Dive Resort

We have four experts that tackle our theme of Redefining the Dive Resort and determining if tourists really do care that a resort is sustainable. The answer from four world renown resorts in Indonesia, the Cayman Islands and Belize is a resounding yes! “they do care”....

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