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Vote The Ocean is an innovative approach to addressing the issues facing our ocean. We’re pragmatic in our thinking and we're driven to inspire a movement for better solutions by:

  • Working in collaboration with businesses, nonprofits and lawmakers.
  • We’re all in this together. If we want healthy oceans and clean beaches, we’ll need to work together
  • Fostering innovation by bringing entrepreneurs and investors together to scale solutions
  • Inspiring people to take action through creative storytelling
  • Embracing and fostering intersectionality

We're all in this together and the only way to solve the issues facing our ocean is step by step and tale by tale. We hope you'll join us by supporting our programs and projects. These are all on-ramps for you to be part of the solution.

Vipe Desai

Executive Director | Vipe Desai


Peter Abraham | Founder at Abraham Studio

Wing Lam | Co-Founder of Wahoo's Fish Taco

Rob Moir, Ph.D. | President and Executive Director of Ocean River Institute

Katie Thompson | Director, Global Brand Development + Marketing at PADI Worldwide

Rob Wilson | Executive Chef + Founder of Glasspar Restaurant

Laurie A. Wofford | CEO & Founder of Think Amplified, LLC

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