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About the Advisory Network

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Over 135 participants from around the world advised on the new ocean action agenda and are driving action forward

The Ocean Panel’s Advisory Network is comprised of more than 135 private sector, non-governmental organisations and intergovernmental organisations across 35 countries.  

The Advisory Network has brought together a diverse array of stakeholders to convert the Ocean Panel’s vision of a sustainable ocean economy into action. The group has advised the Ocean Panel on its new ocean action agenda. It is committed to drive action forward, disseminate and amplify the Ocean Panel’s work, and help implement, accelerate and scale action. This is within their own institutions and through voluntary action. See more on action here.  

The network is coordinated by three eminent co-chairs: Naoko Ishii, Director, Center for Global Commons / Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives of The University of Tokyo; Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever; and Maria Damanaki, former European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.  

Advisory Network Co-Chairs

Director
Center for Global Commons, Institute for Future Initiatives
Chairman and Managing Director
Hindustan Unilever
Former European Commissioner For Oceans and Fisheries

Advisory Network Participants

  • Business

  • Aeon Co. Limited
  • Aqua-Spark
  • Austral Fisheries
  • Biomar
  • Biota
  • BCI
  • Blue Oceans Partner
  • Blue-X Adventure
  • Cargill
  • Cermaq
  • Credit Suisse
  • Equinor Equity Group Holdings Limited
  • Fynd Ocean Ventures
  • G Adventures
  • Hatch
  • Hurtigruten AS
  • Iberostar
  • Inmarsat
  • Intrepid Travel
  • Katapult Ocean
  • Kongsberg
  • Metro AG
  • MOWI
  • Nissui (Nippon Suisan Kaisha)
  • OceanHub Africa
  • Odfjell
  • Orsted
  • PADI
  • Rockefeller Capital Management
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Stena Line
  • Salmones Camanchaca
  • Thai Union
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Unilever
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Wilhelmsen
  • NGO

  • The Nature Conservancy
  • 5 Gyres
  • Aquaculture Stewardship Council
  • Blue Finance
  • Centro Desarrollo y Pesca Sustentable (CedePesca)
  • CLEAR Caribbean
  • Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Conservation International
  • Coral Reef Alliance
  • Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean (CORDIO)
  • EAT
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • FishWise
  • Fauna & Flora International
  • George Washington University's International Institute of Tourism Studies
  • Global Fishing Watch
  • Global Maritime Forum
  • Global Penguin Society
  • Global Sustainable Tourism Council
  • Good Planet Foundation
  • International Collective in Support of Fish workers (ICSF)
  • International Pole and Line Foundation
  • International Seafood Sustainability Foundation
  • IUCN
  • Marine Conservation Institute
  • Marine Stewardship Council
  • Marviva
  • Millennium Institute
  • Minderoo Foundation
  • National Geographic Society
  • Ocean Conservancy
  • Ocean Energy Group
  • Ocean Impact Organization
  • Ocean Outcomes
  • Oceana
  • Oceano Azul Foundation
  • Pathfinder Foundation
  • Planet Tracker
  • Rare
  • REV Ocean
  • The Ocean Foundation
  • The Ocean Policy Research Institute
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • University of Tokyo Center for Global Commons
  • Verite
  • World Resources Institute
  • WWF International
  • IGO

  • GEF
  • African Development Bank
  • Asia Pacific-Economic Cooperation
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
  • Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
  • Indian Ocean Rim Association
  • Interamerican Development Bank
  • International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
  • International Labour Organization
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • International Renewable Energy Organization (IRENA)
  • Nordic Development Fund
  • Norwegian Seafood Council
  • Norwegian Centre for Oil Spill Preparedness and Marine Environment 
  • Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
  • Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)
  • RAMSAR
  • The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea & Gulf of Aden (PERSGA)
  • UN Conference on Trade and Development
  • UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • UN Global Compact
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
  • United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and the Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)
  • Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
  • World Bank
  • World Trade Organisation
  • Initiative

  • Canada’s Ocean Supercluster
  • Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA)
  • Deep Sea Conservation Coalition
  • Fisheries Transparency Initiative
  • Global Salmon Initiative
  • International Chamber of Shipping
  • International Coalition of Fisheries Associations (ICFA)
  • Natural Capital Coalition
  • Ocean Energy Group
  • Ocean Unite
  • Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship
  • Seafood Nutrition Partnership
  • Sustainable Ocean Alliance
  • World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fish Workers
  • Foundation

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies