Please select your home edition
Edition
North Sails 2019 - NSVictoryList - Leaderboard

The Ocean Race Summits series promotes solutions and strategies to restore ocean health

by The Ocean Race 13 May 00:37 PDT 27 May 2020
The Ocean Race Summits © Ainhoa Sanchez / The Ocean Race

The Ocean Race has announced the second in its current series of Ocean Race Summits will take place as scheduled on 27 May, beginning at 1400 CEST.

The Ocean Race Summits No. 2, streaming live from The Hague, will now take the format of an interactive TV show, and include break-out Action Labs.

The Ocean Race Summits have been developed over the past five years in collaboration with 11th Hour Racing, the founding Sustainability Partner of The Ocean Race. The series continues to bring leaders and other change-makers together sharing solutions and winning strategies to restore ocean health, inspired by the spirit of ocean racing.

"These times of unprecedented change demonstrate even more clearly that the ocean is not a dividing area, but a common ground for all mankind. It is therefore all the more important to share proven solutions and learn from science and successful strategies," said Richard Brisius, Race Chairman of The Ocean Race.

"Thanks to true teamwork we are pleased to be able to continue The Ocean Race Summits series on schedule. We have developed a new format that we hope the participants will find engaging and which may set the scene for future virtual summits."

The Summit will bring together a diverse group of 200 ocean conservation experts and advocates including business leaders and policy makers, scientists and technicians, solutions innovators, athletes, skippers, ocean advocates, environmental justice campaigners, marketers and storytellers, behavioural scientists, sports psychologists, young wavemakers and those living and working with the ocean.

Among the confirmed participants is Ambassador Peter Thomson, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean, who says that, "the Ocean Race Summits demonstrate we can apply innovative solutions to the challenges of climate and ocean change.

"The Summits join in the international push to ensure the COVID-19 pandemic does not damage efforts to conserve and sustainably use the ocean's resources. They represent a positive contribution by all concerned towards maintaining the momentum of beneficial action on the ocean's behalf. With the commencement of the UN Decade for Ocean Science next year, we must sharpen our focus on how we can safeguard the healthy ocean we need, in order to come to the future we want."

The goal for The Ocean Race Summits is to identify solutions and to facilitate meaningful action. Experts are exploring ways to apply behavioural science, sports psychology and marketing tools to make an impact. The winning strategies required to be successful in an offshore racing campaign can be applied in this context.

Topics being explored include: Winning Strategies, The Science of Action, Nature-based Rights, Post-2020 Decisions and Actions, Brands for Impact, and The Dutch Perspective.

Action Labs will allow participants to interact in smaller groups while two industry-led Innovation Workshops, gathering industry experts, will be held. The first is on Branding and Overlay for the Event and Sport Sectors, with the second diving even deeper into Winning Strategies to Restore Ocean Health.

Participation in the Summit is primarily by invitation, but a portion of the broadcast will be streamed live for public viewing on www.theoceanrace.com and highlight elements will be available on demand following the Summit.

The current series of The Ocean Race Summits began in Genoa, Italy, in September 2019 with at least eight further events scheduled before the conclusion of the edition of The Ocean Race in the summer of 2022.

Related Articles

The Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Official Film
A race which will be remembered for the brutal conditions The 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race is remembered for brutal conditions which dismasted or otherwise damaged large portions of the six boat fleet from the start, with half the boats retiring on Leg 1 from Alicante to Cape Town. Posted on 30 May
The time to focus on the Ocean is now
Leading voices come together for The Ocean Race Summits #2 Leading voices come together for The Ocean Race Summits #2 - online - to say the solutions are there for meaningful change. Now is the time to make it happen. Posted on 28 May
Happy Hour with Stretch & Stirfry - Abby Ehler
The boys chat with the three time Volvo Ocean Race veteran This week we talk to Abby Ehler. Three time Volvo Ocean Race veteran, a truly respected race boat captain and the driving force behind The Magenta Project, a fabulous initiative that develops opportunities for women in performance sailing. Posted on 25 May
RORC Time Over Distance - Sam Davies
Skipper of Team SCA in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race Sam Davies' first big adventure was as part of Tracy Edwards crew for the 1998 Jules Verne Record attempt. Ahead of the record, the catamaran Royal Sun Alliance was dismasted in the Southern Ocean. Posted on 24 May
The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 Official Film
The race starts from the first time in Alicante with 37,000 miles of hard-fought racing The 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race was won by Torben Grael and Ericsson 4 after 37,000 miles of hard-fought racing. Starting for the first time in Alicante, the new home of the race and finishing in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Posted on 23 May
LIVE Navigation and Expedition Workshop
Tomorrow at 1pm ET on Saturday Join us tomorrow at 1pm ET for a live workshop with Suzy Leech how to set up Expedition, the industry standard software for navigation. Posted on 23 May
One week to The Ocean Race Summits 2
Speakers, leaders, and experts will share solutions and winning strategies The second in the current series of The Ocean Race Summits will stream online live from The Hague and feature top experts and leaders from across a wide range of fields coming together to share solutions to accelerate the restoration of ocean health. Posted on 20 May
The Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06 Official Film part 2
The Volvo Open 70 was introduced - a more radical yacht with a canting keel The 2005-06 race was the first to start outside the UK, with an opening leg from Vigo in Spain to Cape Town, South Africa. A new class of boat, the Volvo Open 70 was introduced - a more radical yacht with a canting keel. Posted on 17 May
The Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06 Official Film part 1
The first to start outside the UK, with an opening leg from Vigo in Spain to Cape Town This video covers Leg 1 to Leg 4. The second half of the race will be released on Sunday. Posted on 16 May
The Volvo Ocean Race 2001-02 Official Film
The first sponsored by Volvo and the last race to start in the UK The 2001-02 race was the first to be run as The Volvo Ocean Race, with the Swedish company taking ownership of the event for a tenure that would extend through the 2017-18 edition. It would also be the last race to start in the UK. Posted on 9 May
Melges 14 2019 FooterOfficial-Team-Gear-Red 728x90 BOTTOMVaikobi 2019AUG - Footer 1