WOC – The Global “Blue Economy” Business and Investment Organization
Bringing together industry leaders in ocean sustainable development, stewardship and science
Advancing ocean business leadership, collaboration and action on the Sustainable Development Goals
Building the global ocean business and investment community and engaging with other ocean stakeholders

There is a need to “strengthen efforts to create a global cross-sectoral industry alliance to
constructively engage in the United Nations and other international processes relevant to oceans,
through organizations such as the World Ocean Council.”

Secretary General of the United Nations, 2010

WOC – The Global “Blue Economy” Business Organization
Bringing together industry leaders in ocean sustainable development, stewardship and science
Advancing ocean business leadership, collaboration and action on the Sustainable Development Goals
Building the global ocean business and investment community and engaging with other ocean stakeholders

“The private sector network on the sustainable development of oceans… providing business and industry input to

the related intergovernmental processes; and fostering and facilitating information sharing, interaction and

partnerships between the private sector and governments, intergovernmental organizations and NGOs.”

UN Natural Resources Forum Journal, 1999.
”Sustainable Development of Oceans and Coasts: The Role of the Private Sector”, P. Holthus.

WOC – The Global “Blue Economy” Business Organization
Bringing together industry leaders in ocean sustainable development, stewardship and science
Advancing ocean business leadership, collaboration and action on the Sustainable Development Goals
Building the global ocean business and investment community and engaging with other ocean stakeholders

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WOC Events

Sustainable Ocean Summit 2022
17-18 October | Barcelona

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WOC Events

BlueFIN 22
19 October | Barcelona

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Past Events

Our Ocean Summit
13-14 April | Palau

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