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Our Ocean: Youth Leadership Summit

April 15 , 8:00 am April 17 , 5:00 pm EDT

Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) is honored to co-host the 7th annual Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit (OOYLS) in Athens, Greece from April 15-17, 2024 in cooperation with Our Ocean Greece (OOC-9) and with support from the Ministry of the Environment and Energy of Greece (MoEE).

This event marks a significant opportunity to engage and empower the next generation of global ecopreneurs and ocean leaders by bringing together their visionary ideas and solutions for the greatest challenges facing our ocean. In 2024, the Summit will be fully integrated into the main Our Ocean Conference and will embody the overall theme: ‘Our Ocean, An Ocean of Potential’. 

This year, the Summit will address the Conference’s six areas of action (Climate Change, Marine Pollution, Maritime Security, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Sustainable Blue Economy, and Sustainable Fisheries) while emphasizing four key focus areas:  

  • Sustainable tourism in coastal areas and islands
  • Green shipping
  • Reduction of marine plastic and microplastic pollution
  • Green transition in the Mediterranean

Attending OOYLS will empower young leaders to gain valuable experience and knowledge in the ocean sector, expand their network, and develop their professional skill sets while making a positive impact on ocean health and resilience. 

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