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 winner 2023: INNOVATION YACHTS
This year's "ocean tribute" award was presented to "INNOVATION YACHTS". With their completely recyclable boat IY LBV35 they convinced the jury of experts: it is the first model of the new series of sustainable and completely recyclable boats, which is electrically powered by solar energy & Hydrogenator. With the prize money INNOVATION YACHTS will continue the development already started to recycle as much waste and residual materials into new construction materials as possible. Congratulations!
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.
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.