Scientists, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and artists will gather at Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands – both in-person and virtually – to kick-off the annual Ultramarine Ocean Summit. The event boasts an impressive line-up, including Mission Blue founder Sylvia Earle, ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau, conservationist and world-renowned wildlife photographer Cristina Mittermeier, and actress and environmental activist Jane Fonda.
The virtual portion of the event, put on by nonprofits Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) and Oceanic Global, is available for the public to enjoy. Each of the three-days of virtual programming will include a theme: plastic pollution, protecting marine life, and the regenerative ocean economy.
Thresher Shark Indonesia Co-Founder, Rafid Shidqi will represent on the third and final day of virtual programming. Rafid is given the spotlight with entrepreneurs awarded microgrants through SOA’s ocean solutions program. He will be in a panel with other leading entrepreneurs such as Coral Vita, Carbon Ethics, and Blue Ocean Gear.
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