Announcing the Inaugural World Ocean Festival Awards Honorees

It is our honor to announce the Inaugural World Ocean Festival Awards Honorees -- a group of inspirational individuals leading the way for us to recover a healthy and sustainable ocean through research, education, activism and advocacy. 

"Ocean Hero Award"  Jeremy Jackson, Ph.D., Coral Reef Ecologist

"Ocean Hero Award" 
Jeremy Jackson, Ph.D., Coral Reef Ecologist

"All Hands on Deck Award" Bye Bye Plastics, Melati and Isabel Wijsen Founders

"All Hands on Deck Award"
Bye Bye Plastics, Melati and Isabel Wijsen Founders

"Champion of Change Award" Keeper of the sea  Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

"Champion of Change Award"
Keeper of the sea  Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

"Urban Ocean Champion Award" Murray Fisher, Founder Billion Oyster Project

"Urban Ocean Champion Award"
Murray Fisher, Founder Billion Oyster Project

"Turn the Tides Award"  Sea Youth Rise Up  

"Turn the Tides Award" 

Sea Youth Rise Up

 

The awards will be presented at World Ocean Festival - Ocean Village during the Inaugural Ceremony with the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, Members of State, World Leaders, New York City Officials, World Ocean Festival Founding Partners and experts, advocates and ocean lovers from around the world at Governors Island.

Visit the World Ocean Festival website to see the full program, including the recently announced Speaker Forum. #saveourocean