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The Wavestar Vision for an Ocean Energy Park is Closer to Reality

(Blue Ocean Network - September 1, 2016) -- A revolutionary technology has been created to meet the planet's energy needs.  The Wavestar Energy project features a power station that converts the kinetic energy of the ocean into electricity.

Located in Denmark, the WaveStar machine taps into the energy of ocean waves with kinetic energy harvesters called "Floats" which move up and down with the rise and fall of the sea.

Sustainable 6-Packs for Ocean Huggers.

(Blue Ocean - September 18, 2016) -- The harmful effects of plastic, both on our oceans and lakes, is no secret. That’s why Saltwater Brewery, a craft brewer based in Florida, came up with an ingenious alternative to the plastic six-pack rings known to get ingested by wildlife or caught around their necks.

Stopping Ocean Pollution, One Laundry Load at a Time.

(Blue Ocean - May 2, 2016) -- Each time you wash clothes made with synthetic materials—think polyester, rayon, nylon, and the like—as many as 1,900 tiny microfibers break off, flow through your washing machine drain, and continue on to waterways. Once in the water, they’re ingested by all forms of marine life, threatening both their health and yours.

Ocean Bottle brings attention to our Daily Household Plastic Waste

(Blue Ocean - August 26, 2016) -- Right now there are about 46,000 pieces of trash floating around in every square mile of the ocean, which is why Belgian company Ecover is now making their cleaning product packaging from plastic fished out of the sea. Taking plastic right out of the ocean, the company then processes it into detergent and dish soap containers. They are calling their new product the "Ocean Bottle" in an effort to bring attention to the problem of plastic pollution in our precious waterways.

Our Individual Choices Can Make or Break Global Coral Bleaching Event

(Blue Ocean - May 4, 2016) -- Like it or not, climate change is in our face. Unpredictable weather patterns, extreme weather events, and longer, hotter summers are being felt in most areas of the globe. And that includes coral reefs that are now in the midst of a third global coral bleaching event that started in 2015.

Temperature stress is one of the main culprits behind coral bleaching, and as both climate change in general and El Niño events drive sea-surface temperatures ever higher, our corals are facing their biggest challenges ever.

Green Fins + Green Bubbles = Greener Choices for Dive Travelers

(Blue Ocean - May 14, 2016) - You've heard the saying, "It makes no sense to reinvent the wheel."  Two eco-diving groups we learned about at #BlueOceanSummit 2015 have taken this saying to heart with a new collaboration. 

At first blush, you would think Green Fins and Green Bubbles are stepping on each others' toes - as two sustainable business initiatives that are going after the same market segment.

But then you'd be wrong.

Scuba 6 Eco Diving Panama Awarded the Blue Certified Eco-Label

(Blue Ocean - July 19, 2016) -- BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA  — It has been one year since Scuba 6 Eco Diving joined the Blue Certified eco-label program. Scuba 6 joined Blue Certified in July 2015 because it wanted a proven step-by-step system to achieve more efficient business practices, increase cost savings, and attract more clients who care about the ocean.  And since that time it has been walked through the program and has been awarded the Blue Certified eco-label.

Ride the Waves of Change with Blue Ocean Summit Leaders at Asia Dive Expo ADEX S

(Blue Ocean - March 28, 2016) -- Speakers from Blue Ocean Network's Blue Ocean Business Summit 2014 and 2015 will be sharing their knowledge and unique perspectives at the upcoming Asia Dive Expo ADEX Singapore 2016 (April 15-17).

"Elephant in the Ocean" revealed at Asia Dive Expo ADEX 2016

(Blue Ocean - March 24, 2016) -- There must be something in the water. For the past two year, Ocean People from around the globe have been coming together to discuss and take action on the biggest issues facing our blue planet. From high-profile to the below-the-radar, the Blue Ocean Summit has interviewed 56 leaders in this global movement to right the wrongs that are now showing up in our ocean. 

(Blue Ocean - April 5, 2016) -- A new formula for business is being introduced to the global scuba diving industry at a new event in Asia.  And it goes something like this:

Learn. Lead. Inspire. (Repeat.)

Launching at ADEX Singapore 2016 (Apr 15-17) at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore, the Scuba360 Business Forum is a series of conferences, panel discussions and presentations involving the industry leaders and key players in the scubaverse.

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