Who We Are

Oceanic, Definition: [oh-shee-an-ik]: of, living in, or produced by the ocean

OUR MANIFESTO

Our ocean is both the source and the sustainer of all life on earth. It covers over 70 percent of our planet and produces over 70 percent of its oxygen, accounting for more than every other breath we take. No matter where we’re from or where we live, we are all tied to our ocean. As a species, we are intrinsically oceanic.

Oceanic Global honors humanity’s essential relationship to our ocean. We empower behavior that protects our ocean’s health and, in turn, our own. We raise awareness for the devastating effects of human consumption on our aquatic ecosystems, and work with leading scientists, conservationists, artists, and industry experts to drive positive change.

In order to solve the multifaceted issues impacting our ocean, we must broaden the conversation and inspire new audiences to take action. That’s why Oceanic Global connects with universal passions of art, music, fashion, hospitality, technology and more, meeting people where they are already engaged. By weaving educational messaging into existing interest areas, we encourage individuals to consider their own consumption behavior, while also providing them with sustainable alternatives that suit their daily lives.

Our international community of hub members, collaborators, partners, and supporters also works hand-in-hand with businesses, institutions, organizations, and public officials to expand our reach and to implement industry-specific solutions that create localized impact on a global scale.

We believe that our choices matter, and that with each choice we make, we have the power to create change. Join us in choosing to consume responsibly, preserve the livelihood of our ecosystems, and live in harmony with our natural world.

Every being on this planet is oceanic. We are all connected to our ocean, and our ocean connects us all.

WE ARE OCEANIC

Our Hubs

Our hubs are led by dedicated volunteers that spearhead grassroots activations, host awareness and fundraising events, and drive localized impact on a global scale.

Oceanic Ambassadors

  • Balaram Stack

  • Sailor Brinkley Cook

  • Chris Leidy

  • Kristin Hettermann

  • Nicki Lange

  • Henrietta Tiefenthaler

  • DJ Hydrah

  • George Evelyn – Nightmares on Wax

  • Brittani Bader

  • Blond:ish

  • Lee Burridge

  • Jamie Jones

  • Bedouin

  • Vitaly Reznik

  • Charlotte Brooke

  • Lauren Lane

  • Ely Merino

Scientific Advisors

  • Thomas Potts

    Director of Aquarius Reef Base

  • Manu San Felix

    Marine biologist, underwater videographer for Pristine Seas, National Geographic

  • Ayana Johnson

    Marine biologist, CEO Ocean Collectiv

  • John Warner

    President & CTO of The Warner Babcock institute for Green Chemistry

  • Dr.Austin Gallagher

    Biologist & Founder of Beneath the Waves

  • David Saddington

    Climate Change Communicator

Oceanic Advisors

  • Susan Rockefeller

  • Mark Dalio

  • Frances Llopis

  • Masha Drokova

  • Susan Reeves

  • Rachel Vestergaard Frandsen

  • Brad Fox

  • Ben Benalloul

  • Jerry Reid

  • Tarajia Morrell

  • Sarah Berner

  • Karin Isken

  • Alie Moya

  • Matt Medved

Oceanic Team

  • Lea d’Auriol

    Founder & Executive Director

  • Natasha Berg

    BoD, Secretary, Head of Communications

  • James Sternlicht

    BoD and Director of Strategic Development

  • Doumi Busturia

    Artistic Director

  • Aaron Baker

    Digital Production

  • Robyn Nicholl

    Social Media

  • Rijka Negrete

    Marketing Director

  • Zak Day

    Music Partnerships & Production

  • Delaney Cole

    Social Media

  • Cassia Patel

    Project Manager

  • Nicholas Williams

    BoD & Treasurer

  • Alex Dakov

    The Oceanic Standard

  • Megan Hill

    Production

  • Jessica Lopes

    The Oceanic Standard

  • Lauren Roll

    Production

  • Tsz Lok Leung

    Designer

  • Cody White

    Designer

  • David Schreiner

    Social Media Partnerships