In this first episode of Upwell, we chat with Daniela Fernandez, the founder and CEO of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance, who is activating the next generation of ocean champions to restore the health of the ocean.
During the interview, we discuss the mission of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance, how the organization is supporting environmental entrepreneurs and youth leaders through training, funding, and additional resources, the global campaign to stop deep sea mining, the need for action at COP27, and advice for young leaders working to tackle the climate crisis.
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Additional resources for this episode
Background video on Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA)
SOA’S 222 Solutions to Health, Restore, and Sustain Our Ocean
SOA video featuring the 2020 Accelerator Cohort
Forbes article on new wave of $15M in funding to support startups and community projects in SOA’s network
TechCrunch article on the 2020 Cohort
NYT Daily podcast on deep-sea mining
Coalition letter calling for a moratorium on deep-sea mining
NYT article on five key takeaways from this year’s IPCC report
World Economic Forum article from Daniela on empowering the next generation of ocean leaders