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Blue Marine Foundation Ocean Awards 2023

Deadline: Ongoing

The Blue Marine Foundation Ocean Awards 2023 are now accepting nominations. The Ocean Awards honor people, community groups, organizations, and companies that during the qualifying period made noteworthy contributions to the wellbeing of the maritime environment, to the sustainable management of marine resources, or to public involvement with the oceans and seas.
There are the following categories for awards:

  • Local Hero: This award recognises the individual or (grassroots / community-based / local)
    group that has had the most positive impact on the marine environment within their local
    community this year. The winner will be a recognised leader on marine conservation issues
    within their community. Special attention will be paid to those working in an unfavourable
    environment or circumstances.
  • Science: This award recognises the individual or research team that has made an original
    scientific contribution about the ocean this year.
    Innovation: This award recognises the individual, company or group that has this year
    publicly introduced innovative measures for reducing stress on the oceans or for improving
    ocean health; such measures might include business operations which are not undertaken
    at the expense of the marine environment or development of promising new technologies
    that benefit the marine environment.
  • Public Awareness: This award recognises the individual or group that has done the most
    this year to advance marine conservation objectives, including public literacy about marine
    conservation issues, be it through campaigning and advocacy, the mainstream media, art
    forms, or educational programmes.
  • Lifetime Achievement: This award recognises an individual that has taken the lead on
    globally significant actions, such as policy or advocacy initiatives, for the benefit of ocean
    health, over an extended period of time. The winner of this award will have shown
    consistent leadership and vision on ocean issues, going above and beyond others in their
    commitment to protecting marine life.
  • Young Initiative: This award celebrates and recognises an individual between the ages of
    18 and 30 who is at the beginning of their career. He or she will have shown commitment
    and action within ocean conservation. The winner of this award will have demonstrated
    promising leadership and vision on ocean issues, be it through campaigning and advocacy,
    the mainstream media, art forms, or educational programmes.


  • Press opportunities: The Ocean Awards have attracted some great press coverage over the
    years and are a fantastic opportunity for the winners to receive exposure for their
    achievements towards improving the health of the ocean.
    Industry exposure: The Ocean Award judges are a combination of business and
    conservation experts.
  • Professional film: Each of the winners will have a professional film about their achievements
    made for them by Blue Marine’s expert Media Team.
    Social media exposure: Combined, BOAT and Blue Marine have a large social media
    following (Instagram: 283,000, Facebook Likes: 97,000 Twitter: 44,000). Each winner will be
    announced across these social media platforms furthering their exposure.


  • Nominees for the Local Hero Award must have initiated a promising effort for the benefit of
    the ocean within their community, or significantly improved, advanced, or revived an
    existing effort towards new achievements.
  • Nominees for the Science Award must have significantly contributed towards a peerreviewed publication or study that is directly useful for the benefit of global marine
    conservation or ocean health.
  • Nominees for the Innovation Award must have undertaken activities or commitments to
    significantly develop or implement products, services, processes, or measures that have – or
    are likely to have – a positive impact on the health of the marine environment.
  • Nominees for the Public Awareness Award must have this year initiated or significantly
    advanced activities with a demonstrable impact on ocean management or the public
    understanding or public visibility of an important ocean issue (or issues).
  • Nominees for the Lifetime Achievement must have a demonstrable track record of
    leadership on marine issues. They must either have initiated or taken a lead in influencing a
    globally significant effort for the benefit of the ocean or seen a significant milestone in a
    previously initiated effort.
  • Nominees for the Young Initiative must have this year shown hard work and determination
    in their commitment to ocean conservation with a demonstrable impact. They must be able
    to illustrate how they have shown leadership and implemented their ideas through either a
    voluntary or professional position.
  • The project must have been completed between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.


Do you know of an individual or organisation that is that is deserved of winning an ocean award? Make
sure you recognise their work by nominating them.

Click here to nominate

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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