Ocean Summit The Hague

The Future of the Ocean
28 & 29 June 2018

During the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race a series of Ocean Summits have been organised at a range of stopovers as a key part of the Volvo Ocean Race sustainability programme.

The seven Ocean Summits are bringing together the worlds of sport, industry, government, science and ocean advocates, to showcase innovative solutions and offer a platform for new announcements to combat the global crisis of ocean plastic pollution.

By convening key stakeholders we aim to inspire people to help turn the tide on plastic.


The Ocean Summit The Hague, The Future of the Ocean is the grand finale of the series. Get inspired and join the action!

Volvo Ocean Race and the Dutch Topsector Water & Maritime invite you to be part of The Ocean Summit The Hague, work with inspired people and organisations developing workable solutions to the plastic crisis, ocean health and zero emission shipping. Join our speakers as they inspire delegates to explore solutions to the problem of climate change, empowering them to examine alternative strategies and realise ocean-inspired innovations and make use of ocean resources in a sustainable way.


About Volvo Ocean Race Sustainability Program

The Volvo Ocean Race 2017-8 sustainability campaign is focused on ocean health. Our mission is to help “Turn the Tide” on the critical problem of the rapidly growing amount of plastic pollution in the oceans. This is a problem that, with our global communication platform, we have both a unique opportunity, and clear responsibility, to fight. Our sustainability campaign has three clear pillars: minimise our footprint, maximise our impact and leave lasting legacy.


About Topsector Water & Maritime

Topsector Water works on water challenges with a mission to increase prosperity.

Five core teams with members from the golden triangle Dutch industry, science and government, provide support for innovative entrepreneurs. We believe in the innovative strength of the Netherlands and solutions for a more balanced climate. Water Works!