Two $100,000 Grants Available for Innovators

Gulfstream Navigator and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Orcelle Awards: Call for Solutions is Open
By: Ocean Exchange
SAVANNAH, Ga. - March 21, 2016 - PRLog -- Ocean Exchange Launches 2016 Call for Solutions. Register to Compete for the $100,000 Gulfstream® Navigator Award and the $100,000 WWL Orcelle® Award

The Ocean Exchange proudly announces the launch of its sixth annual global competition for the 2016 Gulfstream Navigator Award of $100,000 and the 2016 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Orcelle Award of $100,000.

The theme for the 2016 competition is TRANSLATING SUSTAINABILITY INTO VALUE.  The Ocean Exchange review panel is seeking Solutions Inspiring Action: scalable, sustainable and global innovations that are generating economic growth and increasing productivity while reducing waste and the use of nature's resources. This year, the awards process focuses on renewable energy, zero emissions and new technologies that can support sustainable solutions and also gives efficiencies in logistics and supply chains - on land and on the ocean. Each applicant will be asked to submit a written statement that describes how their solution contributes directly or indirectly to resilient oceans.

"Gulfstream's sustainability efforts align with the broader business aviation industry's goals of reducing emissions," said Ira Berman, senior vice president, Administration and General Counsel, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.  "One of the ways we are doing that is through our agreement to obtain renewable fuels for daily flight operations at our Savannah headquarters.  The 2016 Ocean Exchange Solutions award allows us to expand renewable energy research and development in the hopes of creating further positive outcomes across industries."

Anna Larsson, VP Sustainability at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, comments:
"Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics recognize that our activities affect the environment, hence we are focused on high impact solutions. Climate change is a reality, and the $100,000 Orcelle Awards program is an investment in driving positive change industry-wide. The return is a future for our business that's commercially and environmentally sustainable."

To enter the competition, register your solution in the Ocean Exchange Gallery by 11:59 p.m. (GMT) on May 17, 2016. Register by completing a pre-screening application through  Immediately after the deadline, Ocean Exchange's international solutions panel of multi-disciplinary experts will begin reviewing all registered applications to select fifteen Solutions Inspiring Action to compete for monetary awards. The chosen organizations will be invited to present at the Ocean Exchange, November 9-11, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia in the USA. At the event, invited delegates will select the winners of the $100,000 Gulfstream Navigator Award and the $100,000 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Orcelle Award.

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. Last year, Transient Plasma Systems (USA) and Saphon Energy (Tunisia) were monetary award winners.

In its first five years, the Ocean Exchange's competition generated applications from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East. Last year, Ocean Exchange introduced a collegiate competition, BIG Pitch, sponsored by Georgia Southern University.  More information about BIG Pitch can be found on the Ocean Exchange website.

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 2,500 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 G150TM; the Gulfstream G280TM; the Gulfstream G450TM; the Gulfstream G550TM, the Gulfstream G500TM, the Gulfstream G600TM,  the Gulfstream G650TM and the Gulfstream G650ERTM.   Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft SalesTM.  Visit the website for more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft 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.


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