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Introducing the 2024 Ocean Leaders

On Oceans Day at COP28 UAE (9th December), Edinburgh Ocean Leaders announced the eight ocean professionals named the 2024 Ocean Leaders. The leaders – from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, UK, France, Mozambique, USA, South Africa and the Maldives – join a community of globally-distributed ocean change-makers, working on vital solutions for the ocean and society. The 2024 …

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The Central Arctic Ocean during the hottest summer on record by Boris Solovyev

Ocean Leader Fellow, Boris Solovyev, has 15 years of experience in the polar regions. His diverse career includes, working as a marine mammal researcher, expedition guide, and manager in the Arctic, Antarctic, and the North Pacific. He has undertaken over 30 trips to the polar regions gaining a deep understanding of these rapidly changing environments. …

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Ocean Leaders Stephen Kankam & Yolanda Sanchez: Marine Education in Ghana

During May 2023, Ocean Leader Fellows, Yolanda Sanchez and Stephen Kankam, collaborated on an ocean literacy project in Ghana. Yolanda, a marine education expert, traveled to Ghana to work alongside Stephen at Hen Mpoano, an organization he co-founded. Together, they aimed to enhance the development of marine education activities that would support Hen Mpoano’s ongoing …

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The 2023 Ocean Leader Film

How are you leading positive change for the ocean? We asked 8 exceptional ocean professionals from across the globe selected to take part in the 2023 Edinburgh Ocean Leaders programme. Hear what they had to say in our 2023 Edinburgh Ocean Leader film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnlZ8JxQ3GU

Leading the transition towards a healthy and inclusive ocean future : 2022 Ocean Leaders at Monaco Ocean Week

On the 21st March 2023, the 2022 Ocean Leaders (OLs) hosted an interactive discussion event at Monaco Ocean Week, aimed at promoting ocean leadership across sectors, geographies, and scales.  The event was opened by cofounder and codirector of Edinburgh Ocean Leaders, Dr Meriwether Wilson, who introduced the programme. Shirley Binder, a 2021 Ocean Leader, moderated …

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Edinburgh Ocean Leaders at IMPAC5

During the autumn of 2021 four Edinburgh Ocean Leaders (Yolanda Sanchez, Ileana Zanella, Bruno Monteferri and Adam Miller, along with EOL Codirector Meriwether Wilson) collaborated on a proposal for an ‘ocean leadership’ symposium as part of IMPAC5 (5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress).  Their proposal was accepted for the Congress originally planned for 2022, and later changed to 3-9 February 2023 …

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Introducing the 2023 Ocean Leaders

Introducing the eight ocean professionals named the 2023 Ocean Leaders. The leaders – from Portugal, South Africa, Bangladesh, Mauritius, Philippines, Kenya, USA, and Indonesia – join a community of globally-distributed leaders, working on vital solutions for the ocean and society. The 2023 Ocean Leaders come from diverse backgrounds and ocean sectors including innovation, marine protected …

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