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MADDIE KAUFMAN

Maddie Kaufman is the program director of Debris Free Oceans, an
organization that empowers local communities to go zero-waste through
education, advocacy, outreach events, and sustainability consulting.

She is also a PADI divemaster, scientific diver, coral restoration
practitioner, and ecosystem restoration professor.

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DR SHIREEN RAHIMI

Dr. Shireen Rahimi is an award-winning filmmaker, marine
anthropologist, freediver, National Geographic Explorer, and the
founder of Lightpalace Productions.

With her work, Shireen creates visual stories that highlight our
emotional relationships with the natural world.

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GIGI LUCAS

GiGi Lucas is a professional surfer and founder of SurfearNEGRA, an organization
that brings cultural and gender diversity to the sport of surf.

From bringing surfing fundamentals to school gyms and providing funding for girls
of color to attend local surf camps, SurfearNEGRA is empowering kids everywhere to
#diversifythelineup.

GiGi Lucas is a professional surfer and founder of SurfearNEGRA, an
organization that brings cultural and gender diversity to the sport of surf.

From bringing surfing fundamentals to school gyms and providing funding
for girls of color to attend local surf camps, SurfearNEGRA is empowering
kids everywhere to #diversifythelineup.

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ROCKING THE BOAT

Rocking the Boat empowers young people from the South Bronx to
develop self-confidence, set ambitious goals, and gain the skills necessary
to achieve them, one boat at a time.

In an interview with Nautica, Founder and Executive Director Adam
Green shares how students work together to build wooden boats, learn to
row and sail, and restore the local urban waterways in their communities.

Rocking the Boat empowers young people from the South
Bronx to develop self-confidence, set ambitious goals, and gain
the skills necessary to achieve them, one boat at a time.

In an interview with Nautica, Founder and Executive Director
Adam Green shares how students work together to build wooden
boats, learn to row and sail, and restore the local urban waterways in
their communities.

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JAMBALAYA SALING CREW

The Jambalaya Sailing crew is committed to responsible and sustainable
voyages while minimizing their impact to help support healthier oceans.

Blending affordable luxury with eco-friendly travel, Jambalaya aims to meet
economic, environmental, and social needs while practicing sensitivity
towards, and appreciation of, local cultures and biodiversity.

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JON WARRENCHUK

Jon Warrenchuk, Oceana's Senior Scientist and Campaign Manager, has almost two decades of
experience working on complex fisheries management and conservation issues in Alaska. In that
time, he has helped Oceana achieve many major conservation victories for the oceans, most notably
the protection of millions of square miles of ocean habitat.

In May of 2022, Jon led an Oceana expedition to the Gulf of Alaska, circumnavigating Kodiak
Island and traveling to offshore reefs in order to document seafloor habitat. In the coming year,
they will use what they found to help protect these essential areas for future generations.

Jon believes that by protecting ocean habitat and ensuring enough fish are available to fuel thefood
web, we can ensure the sustainability of our oceans and healthy fisheries for future generations.

Jon Warrenchuk, Oceana's Senior Scientist and Campaign Manager, has
almost two decades of experience working on complex fisheries management
and conservation issues in Alaska. In that time, he has helped Oceana achieve
many major conservation victories for the oceans, most notably the protection
of millions of square miles of ocean habitat.

In May of 2022, Jon led an Oceana expedition to the Gulf of Alaska,
circumnavigating Kodiak Island and traveling to offshore reefs in order to
document seafloor habitat. In the coming year, they will use what they found
to help protect these essential areas for future generations.

Jon believes that by protecting ocean habitat and ensuring enough fish are
available to fuel the food web, we can ensure the sustainability of our oceans
and healthy fisheries for future generations.

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DR KELSEY LEONARD

Dr. Kelsey Leonard is a water scientist, legal scholar, policy expert, writer, and enrolled citizen
of the Shinnecock Nation. Her work focuses on Indigenous water justice and its climatic,
territorial, and governance underpinnings for our shared sustainable future.

She also serves as a member of the Great Lakes Water Quality Board of the International Joint
Commission. Dr. Leonard has been instrumental in safeguarding the interests of Indigenous
Nations for environmental planning, and builds Indigenous
science and knowledge into new solutions for sustainable water and ocean governance

Dr. Kelsey Leonard is a water scientist, legal scholar, policy expert, writer,
and enrolled citizen of the Shinnecock Nation. Her work focuses on
Indigenous water justice and its climatic, territorial, and governance
underpinnings for our shared sustainable future.

She also serves as a member of the Great Lakes Water Quality Board of the
International Joint Commission. Dr. Leonard has been instrumental in
safeguarding the interests of Indigenous Nations for environmental
planning, and builds Indigenous science and knowledge into new solutions
for sustainable water and ocean governance

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WASHED ASHORE

Washed Ashore creates aesthetically powerful art to educate a global audience
about plastic pollution in the ocean and waterways.

From cleaning miles of beaches to stitching plastics together for giant
sculptures, Washed Ashore works to spark positive changes in consumer
habits and promote environmental conservation and sustainability.

Washed Ashore creates aesthetically powerful art
to educate a global audience about plastic pollution in the
ocean and waterways.

From cleaning miles of beaches to stitching plastics
together for giant sculptures, Washed Ashore works to
spark positive changes in consumer habits and promote
environmental conservation and sustainability.

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DR NEIL HAMMERSCHLAG

Dr. Neil Hammerschlag is a marine ecologist, shark researcher, and owner and president
of Atlantic Shark Expeditions. Established in 2023, ASE provides unparalleled
opportunities for the public to experience, discover, and help protect the wonders of
sharks through ecotourism and citizen science.

Truly unique to ASE, expeditions provide guests with specialized learning experiences
from recognized experts and opportunities to contribute to shark conservation research.

Dr. Neil Hammerschlag is a marine ecologist, shark researcher, and
owner and president of Atlantic Shark Expeditions. Established in
2023, ASE provides unparalleled opportunities for the public to
experience, discover, and help protect the wonders of sharks through
ecotourism and citizen science.

Truly unique to ASE, expeditions provide guests with specialized
learning experiences from recognized experts and opportunities to
contribute to shark conservation research.

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SAILORS FOR THE SEA

Powered by Oceana is the world's only ocean conservation organization that engages,
educates, and activates the sailing and boating community toward restoring ocean health.
It's three key programs—Green Boating, Clean Regattas, and Kids Environmental Lesson
Plans—give boaters the tools and knowledge to take action for the oceans.

In an interview with Nautica, Sailors for the Sea Skipper Rob Howie talks about the
importance of saving our oceans for generations to come.

Powered by Oceana is the world's only ocean conservation organization
that engages, educates, and activates the sailing and boating community
toward restoring ocean health. It's three key programs—Green Boating,
Clean Regattas, and Kids Environmental Lesson Plans—give boaters the
tools and knowledge to take action for the oceans.

In an interview with Nautica, Sailors for the Sea Skipper Rob Howie
talks about the importance of saving our oceans for generations to come.

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ALEXANDRA COUSTEAU

Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, is an award-winning
activist and advocate for ocean restoration and abundance.

As head of Oceans 2050, and as a senior advisor to Oceana, Cousteau collaborates
with world leaders across sectors to influence, convene, achieve measurable
outcomes that will make the oceans more biodiverse and abundant.

Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of Jacques-Yves
Cousteau, is an award-winning activist and advocate for
ocean restoration and abundance.

As head of Oceans 2050, and as a senior advisor to Oceana,
Cousteau collaborates with world leaders across sectors to
influence, convene, achieve measurable outcomes that
will make the oceans more biodiverse and abundant.

MEET THE WAVEMAKERS

Discover people and organizations who are making waves that inspire us to learn
explore, and act to make positive change.

Discover people and organizations who are making waves that inspire
us to learn explore, and act to make positive change.

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MADDIE KAUFMAN

Maddie Kaufman is the program director of Debris
Free Oceans, an organization that empowers local
communities to go zero-waste.

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DR SHIREEN RAHIMI

Dr. Shireen Rahimi is an award-winning
filmmaker, scientist, freediver, and National
Geographic Explorer.

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GIGI LUCAS

GiGi Lucas is a professional surfer and founder of
SurfearNEGRA, an organization that brings cultural
and gender diversity to the sport of surf.

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ROCKING THE BOAT

Rocking the Boat empowers young people from the South
Bronx to develop self-confidence, set ambitious goals, and
gain the skills necessary to achieve them, one boat at a time.

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JAMBALAYA SAILING CREW

The Jambalaya Sailing crew is committed to responsible
and sustainable voyages while minimizing their impact
to help support healthier oceans.

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JON WARRENCHUK

Jon Warrenchuk, Oceana's Senior Scientist and Campaign
Manager, has almost two decades of experience working on
management and conservation issues in Alaska.

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DR. KELSEY LEONARD

Dr. Kelsey Leonard is a water scientist, legal
scholar, policy expert, writer, and enrolled
citizen of the Shinnecock Nation.

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WASHED ASHORE

Washed Ashore creates aesthetically powerful art to
educate a global audience about plastic pollution in the
ocean and waterways.

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DR. NEIL HAMMERSCHLAG

Dr. Neil Hammerschlag is a marine ecologist,
shark researcher, and owner and president of
Atlantic Shark Expeditions.

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ALEXANDRA COUSTEAU

Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of Jacques-Yves
Cousteau, is an award-winning activist and advocate for
ocean restoration and abundance.

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SAILORS FOR THE SEA

Powered by Oceana is the world's only ocean conservation
organization that engages, educates, and activates the sailing
and boating community toward restoring ocean health.

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