Two $100,000 Grants Available for Innovators

Ocean Exchange Call for Solutions 2015 Now Active for Gulfstream Navigator Award and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Orcelle Award. Seeking Early Stage Innovations with Working Prototypes to Advance Sustainability
By: Ocean Exchange
SAVANNAH, Ga. - March 11, 2015 - PRLog -- The Ocean Exchange proudly announces the launch of its fifth annual global competition for the 2015 Gulfstream Navigator Award of $100,000 and the 2015 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Orcelle Award of $100,000.

The theme for the 2015 competition is TRANSLATE SUSTAINABILITY INTO VALUE and calls for innovations that generate economic growth and increased productivity while reducing the use of nature’s resources and waste.  The Ocean Exchange is seeking inventive and globally scalable solutions, i.e. Solutions Inspiring Action, that have a positive impact on our economies, health and the environment, while respecting cultures around the world.   The awards process will focus on clean, efficient energy and its storage/transmission; resilient ocean/land/air resources; efficient supply chains; and underlying science and technologies that support sustainability.

“Previous winners of the Gulfstream Navigator Award have put forth valuable creations that address environmental challenges with a worldwide impact, from inventions that tackle energy-efficient water desalination to finding unforeseen ways to produce energy,” said Joe Lombardo, executive vice president, Aerospace Group, General Dynamics. “The Ocean Exchange provides a forum for new ways of thinking about sustainability, and Gulfstream is once again proud to partner with them on this award.”

To enter the 2015 competition, participants should register their solutions in the Ocean Exchange Gallery by 11:59 p.m. (GMT) on May 17, 2015, by completing a pre-screening application through  Immediately after the deadline, Ocean Exchange’s international solutions review panel of multi-disciplinary experts will begin its review of all applications registered in the Gallery to select:

Ten Solutions Inspiring Action to compete for monetary awards – the selected organizations, which are in need of financial support and global recognition, will be invited to present at the Ocean Exchange, October 11-13, 2015, in Savannah, Georgia, USA. At the Ocean Exchange, invited delegates will select the winners of the $100,000 Gulfstream Navigator Award and the $100,000 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Orcelle Award.

In its first four years, the Ocean Exchange’s competition generated applications from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.   In 2014, seven of ten presenters represented organizations based outside of the United States.

To browse a selection of prior registrant success stories, in addition to registering in the gallery and the competition, please visit    In 2014,  Desalination at the Speed of Light by Okeanos Technologies (USA) and Deep Green by Minesto AB (Sweden) were monetary award winners.

About the Ocean Exchange

Founded in 2010, the Ocean Exchange™ is an international platform for accelerating the adoption across industries of Solutions that positively impact environments, economies and health, while respecting cultures around the world. The Board of Governors includes thought-leaders from around the world who represent diverse backgrounds and expertise and share a commitment to innovation. Working together, we AGGREGATE solutions and EMPOWER organizations to achieve their goals.

About Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation,
a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics , designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,200 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the Gulfstream G150(TM), the Gulfstream G280 (TM), the Gulfstream G450 (TM), the Gulfstream G550 (TM), the Gulfstream G500 (TM), the Gulfstream G600 (TM), the Gulfstream G650 (TM) and the Gulfstream G650ER (TM). Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales (TM). The company employs more than 15,000 people at 12 major locations. We invite you to visit our website for more information and photos at

About Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL)

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
( delivers innovative and sustainable global shipping and logistics solutions for manufacturers of cars, trucks, heavy equipment and specialized cargo. WWL has approximately 5,800 employees worldwide and deploys more than 60 modern vessels. The company has a strong environmental focus and is an industry leader in developing innovative solutions to reduce its operational impacts on the environment.


At The Ocean Exchange, contact Millicent Pitts at 912-257-0209 or

Millicent Pitts

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