We develop business solutions to ocean challenges that change the world. Ocean data will radically transform sustainable business product development.
40% of the world's population lives within 100km of the coast, and most of the ocean's degraded environments are on the coasts. Since large concentrations of people consume the most goods and services and produce the most waste, it is our coastal cities that most directly endanger the oceans, but they can also have the biggest positive impact on ocean ecosystems.
Smart Ocean Cities can improve waste-water treatment to prevent algae blooms and restore oxygen to coastal dead zones. They can use microorganisms to transform the nitrates and phosphates in farm runoff into fertiliser and fish food. Cities can reduce plastic use and invest in making waste management more efficient, instead of exporting solid waste abroad, where it often ends up in the ocean. They can support ocean innovation incubators to advance solutions that restore natural resources like coral reefs, shellfish beds, fisheries and sea-plant farms. And city governments can pass municipal bonds to provide new funding streams for local ocean improvements with global impacts.
The Ocean Data Alliance is working with a global network of cities to develop comparative Smart Ocean City Action Plans that put open ocean data to work to fix the ocean and address the climate crisis.
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Working with startups to instrument the ocean with persistent and intelligent observation solutions.
Arranging trans-disciplinary events to be students of problems using outside-in design methods.
Focus citizens on their local oceanic environment, and how to contribute.
Partner with business and data governance to develop an innovative data strategy for ocean science, conservation, trade and public use.
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Finance work across domains
Founder and CEO of Ocean Data Alliance
Steven Adler is the founder and CEO of Ocean Data Alliance, which is a group of leaders from banking, insurance, marine science, conservation, shipping, data management, government, and NGO's working to use data and business strategy to solve ocean challenges.
See how Ocean Data Alliance and our partners are using ocean data strategy to build innovative solutions to ocean challenges.
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The Ocean Data Explorer provides an intuitive interface to search datasets that are available through OcToPUS. Data can be queried, analyzed and visualized in space, time and depth.
Over time, measuring effectiveness became a core competency and Rare helped lots of other partner non-profits learn to do the same.