Savannah Ocean Exchange, founded in 2010, unites international organizations across multiple disciplines and boundaries to distribute and adopt solutions that positively impact oceans and ocean life. The Board of Governors includes 27 leaders from around the world, who represent diverse backgrounds and expertise and share a commitment to innovation and to the protection of our ocean. The theme for the 2011 Savannah Ocean Exchange is "Shaping the Future of Our Coasts" and looks to share the best worldwide solutions that will drive sustainable change; improve ecological, economic, and worldwide connectivity; while respecting the unique cultures and sense of place of our coastal communities.
To celebrate "Creators of Solutions Inspiring Action", a $100,000 Gulfstream Navigator Award will be given to the Solution Creator whose work demonstrates the greatest potential for "Shaping the Future of Our Coasts", and represents excellence and fulfills the purpose through the solution's feasibility and ease of implementation. The due date for prescreening applications has been extended to May 31, 2011. The award will be given at a Solutions Exchange event, September 7-8, in Savannah, GA. For more information about the Exchange, the award and other details, please visit http://www.savannahoceanexchange.org/ .