Together with the partners, the Prince Albert Foundation and the German Ocean Foundation, the award was launched at boot 2017, in the presence of Prince Albert II. Since 2018, the "ocean tribute" Award honors initiatives, associations and projects that are particularly committed to the preservation of the oceans.
The application phase of the OTA for 2023 is over. Our jury will now select 5 candidates based on the criteria of effectiveness, participation and networking. This will be followed by the public voting.
About the award
Every initiative, every exciting project and campaign for the protection of the seas can become part of the "ocean tribute" award. Participants must ensure that their projects contribute to the sustainable improvement and cleaning of the oceans. Whether technical innovations, development of research capacities, public awarness work or reduction of waste and nutrients, the protection of the oceans is the aim of "ocean tribute" award.
The fifth “ocean tribute” award was presented to the organisation of “HelioRec” with its floating solar power plant project. With their initiative, they not only convinced the jury of experts, but also won the public vote with 50.4 %! The main goals of the project are to save the land space in a port area, generate a clean source of energy, charge electrical vehicles (EVs) and electrical boats (EBs) with ECSs and implement novel digital services for data prediction and optimization.
Goal & objective
"With the competition for the "ocean tribute" Award, boot Düsseldorf has taken the right approach. For many years, we have been supporting projects and activists who are committed to protecting the seas. The awarding of a prize was only the logical continuation of our work. After all, with our partners from Monaco and the German Marine Foundation we have competent advisors and experts on board", explains boot Düsseldorf director Petros Michelidakis and adds: "In doing so, we have made the United Nations sustainability target our guiding principle: The goal is to preserve the oceans and use the seas and marine resources sustainably".
The application process
You want to take part at next's "ocean tribute" award? Get all information about the application process, the criteria and the conditions of participation here. The winning project will be supported with 20,000 € by boot Düsseldorf and its partners.
From all submitted projects, five actions will be nominated. By public voting and the final verdict of a top-class jury, the winner of the "ocean tribute" award will be determined and honoured at boot Düsseldorf.