WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) and other WOC Conference Reports (Click here to see additional documents)

SOS 2020 Program & Report

  With the theme of “Ocean Vision 2030: Decade of Action”, the Sustainable Ocean Summit 2020 (Online, 08-11 December) connected the diverse international Blue Economy industry and investment world to focus […]

SOS 2019 Program & Executive Summary

With the theme of “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy”, the Sustainable Ocean Summit 2019 (Paris, 20-22 November) represented the most comprehensive edition of ideas […]

SOS 2018 Program & Report

The 6th Sustainable Ocean Summit (14-16 November 2018, Hong Kong) marked historic participation records for the SOS, with over 250 delegates from 30 different nationalities and representing all key ocean sectors coming […]

SOS 2017 Program & Report

The World Ocean Council (WOC) Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) has become the premier forum for advancing industry leadership, ocean sustainable development, science and stewardship. Following the success of SOS in […]

WOC Papers (Click here to see additional documents)

Social License to Operate and the Blue Economy

“Social license to operate” is fundamental to all ocean industries and the Blue Economy overall. This new report by WOC, ANCORS and Wageningen University provides a strategic, cross-sectoral and systematic […]

Ocean Governance and the Private Sector

The WOC is proud to release “Ocean Governance and the Private Sector”, a WOC ocean review and foresight document based on longstanding, continuing WOC work with and for the global […]

WOC Articles (Click here to see additional documents)

The Business of Ocean Sustainable Development

Click here to access the full article. As the UN Ocean Conference convenes, it’s important to acknowledge that the future of the ocean and human prosperity are inextricably intertwined. Although […]