[Coral-List] $100, 000 prize for ocean solutions DEADLINE 15 April 2011

George Sedberry george.sedberry at noaa.gov
Tue Mar 1 13:08:08 EST 2011

Savannah Ocean Exchange Seeks Solutions Addressing 2011 Theme:  "Shaping the
Future of Our Coasts"

Mission: Finding and Promoting the Best Solutions to Ocean and Coastal
Award: GulfstreamR Navigator Award 2011
Award Amount: $100,000 to Best Overall Solution
Website: www.savannahoceanexchange.org
Submission Deadline: 2359 UTC, 15 April 2011

Savannah Ocean Exchange - Solution Submission Details

The Savannah Ocean Exchange's (SAVOX) call for action in 2011 is to find and
promote the best solutions 
to drive sustainable change and to improve ecological and economic
conditions while respecting the 
unique cultures and sense of place of our coastal communities.  To cast a
wide net, the SAVOX Board of 
Governors intentionally kept the 2011 theme ("Shaping the Future of Our
Coasts") broad.  They want to 
encourage any possibility for the best solutions addressing issues of the
coasts and oceans worldwide.

To encourage and motivate solution innovators, the GulfstreamR Navigator
Award 2011 of $100,000 will 
be given to the solution that demonstrates the greatest potential in
addressing the SAVOX annual theme 
while representing excellence, feasibility and ease of implementation. 

The SAVOX goal is to introduce a solution from, for example, the coast of
China that may solve a critical 
issue on the west coast of Australia; or an innovative solution from the
Pacific Ocean basin off the USA's 
northwest coast will address a puzzling issue common in the Indian Ocean
basin off Africa's southeast 
coast.  In essence SAVOX wants to know your work, so SAVOX can facilitate
global connections to solve 
our planet's pressing coastal and ocean issues. 

To apply please visit the SAVOX website and access "Submit a Solution".
Information is provided to 
facilitate the submission process of submission for ideas, including
examples.  Solutions should be 
submitted no later than 2359 UTC (7:59 PM EDT) on 15 April 2011.  After the
deadline, our expert review 
panel will narrow the field down to ten finalists.

Selected solution creators will be invited to Savannah, expenses paid, to
present their work during the 
Exchange, 7-9 September 2011.  The SAVOX Board of Governors and invited
guests--representing a cross-
section of professions from industry, government, conservation, research and
academia--will select the 
Best of the Best for the GulfstreamR Navigator Award 2011. 

All selected solutions will have the benefit of distribution through the
worldwide networks of the SAVOX 
Board of Governors.  We encourage you to submit your solution and pass along
this announcement to let 
others know of this unprecedented opportunity.

Please visit www.savannahoceanexchange.org.

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