Ocean Action Project

Calling all ocean heroes. Are you leading new depths for ocean protection in your community? Do you have an innovative, results-driven project that needs an extra little push to get off the ground? Welcome to the Ocean Action Project – an opportunity for individuals like you to propel ocean protection priorities locally.


We’re interested in supporting work that is action-oriented and strategically addresses root causes of marine debris or shark & ray protection issues. These projects should be measurable, with an approach for change. We believe that a strong grassroots movement paired with Project AWARE’s work to drive policy forward can build a strong wave for ocean protection. Check out progress and achievements from the Ocean Action Projects 2012.

Here’s how it works:

1. Does your Ocean Action Project qualify? Check out the guidelines and application for information on initiatives we support and how to apply.

2. Complete the simple application form by 31 October – tell us about your project, provide a budget and submit a photo explaining the importance of your project and how it will influence change for the ocean locally. Your application and photo will help tell your story and encourage the public vote.

3. Can it stand up to the rest? Make sure your project and application are competitive. Project AWARE will select the best of the best and let the community and supporters cast the final vote in November.

4. If you’re selected in the public vote, Project AWARE will support your work and give your project an extra push to help it succeed in the months ahead.

Visit the Issues and Projects sections of our website to find out more about Project AWARE’s key focus areas. And stay tuned to vote for your favorite Ocean Action Project!

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