Our partners

At the Sustainable Ocean Community, we collaborate closely with diverse partners including research institutes, non-profit organizations, businesses, governments, and knowledge partners to address the challenges outlined by the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Our approach involves active participation in both internally and externally funded projects, establishing connections between ongoing initiatives, and cultivating a dynamic network that encourages inspiration and collaboration.

Following partners are, or have been, involved in community projects and events:

  • Casco Art Institute – Casco Art Institute aims to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable world through the transformative power of art and culture. It is dedicated to foster contemporary art practices that engage with social and environmental issues.
  • Embassy of the North Sea – The Embassy of the North Sea aims to listen to and involve the voices of plants, animals, microbes, and people in and around the North Sea.
  • Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management – The national ocean policy focuses on the biodiversity crisis, climate change, marine environment, pollution, food security, blue economy, transport, raw materials (mining), maritime security, equal share of benefits, geopolitics.
  • Naturalis Biodiversity Center – Naturalis is a science museum and research institute focusing on biodiversity and addresses challenges related to climate, environment, food security and medicine.
  • The Ocean Cleanup – The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization that develops and scales technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.
  • Rafael Martig – Rafael Martig is an artist and biologist that aims to create consciousness about our individual and collective agency in shaping the future. He designed the imagery for the Sustainable Ocean Community website.
  • Stef Veldhuis – Stef Veldhuis is an artist and composer who uses his work to reassess our kinship with more-than-human species. In his project ‘Music by Oceans’ he translates oceanographic data to music.