Our Oceans Challenge (OOC) has created an online platform for a sustainable offshore industry by collaborating with industry partners such as Fugro, Heerema and IHC. Every year, OOC and its partners identify sustainability challenges, and request entrepreneurial minds to submit their solutions and solve the challenges though a massive open innovative crowdsourcing platform. OOC partners review all submissions, and the “top ideas” are further developed with the help of these partners.
De Brauw advises OOC on a pro bono basis. The core team consists of Gertjan Kuipers (also a board member of OOC) and Selmer Bergsma.
On 13 October 2017, OOC was awarded the Offshore Energy Public Outreach Award 2017. The Offshore Energy Public Outreach Award recognises outstanding achievements in the field of public outreach by a company, organisation or project team active in the offshore energy industry. The public outreach strategy improves public awareness and understanding of the company, organisation or project team’s work or of the offshore energy industry in general.