Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions

Lead Partners

The Georgia Aquarium (GAI) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), two of the co-founders of Ocean Visions, have provided critical support for the establishment of the Ocean Visions – UN Decade Collaborative Center for Ocean-Climate Solutions. Headquartered at Georgia Aquarium, the OV – UN DCC provides opportunities for the institutions to co-design and test solutions to restore ocean health and inspire the next generation of leaders in the field of ocean science and engineering.

The partnership will pursue, among other things:
  • Research collaboration
  • Education and outreach
  • Development and testing of innovative solutions
  • Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion

About Ocean Visions

Ocean Visions Inc. is a nonprofit organization working to catalyze the development of new ocean-based approaches and solutions to the climate crisis by forging and accelerating collaborations across not only oceanographic and academic research institutions, but also marine resource managers, conservation organizations, investors, entrepreneurs, governments, and others. With this multisector and multidisciplinary community of problem-solvers, Ocean Visions helps to further the innovation, development, and demonstration of the types of solutions necessary for a healthy, regenerated ocean.

The establishment of the Ocean Visions – UN Decade Collaborative Center for Ocean-Climate Solutions (OV – UN DCC) represents a continuation of this journey, expanding its operations model more globally.

Partnership Leads

  • Emanuele Di Lorenzo, Chairman of Ocean Visions and Professor at Brown University
  • Brad Ack, Executive Director, Ocean Visions

About Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium is a leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Atlanta, Ga. that is Humane Certified by American Humane and accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It is also a Center for Species Survival by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Georgia Aquarium is committed to working on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care, and research across the globe. Georgia Aquarium continues its mission each day to inspire, educate, and entertain its millions of guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the world through its hundreds of exhibits and tens of thousands of animals across its eight major galleries. For more information, visit

Partnership Leads

  • Dr. Brian Davis, President and CEO, Georgia Aquarium
  • Martin Gray, Principal at Hamilton Global and former Chief Marketing Officer, Georgia Aquarium

About Georgia Tech

The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is a top 10 public research university developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. The Institute offers business, computing, design, engineering, liberal arts and sciences degrees. Its nearly 44,000 students representing 50 states and 149 countries, study at the main campus in Atlanta, at campuses in France and China and through distance and online learning. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech is an engine of economic development for Georgia, the Southeast and the nation, conducting more than $1 billion in research annually for government, industry and society.

Partnership Leads

  • Susan Lozier, Dean, School of Science, Georgia Tech and President of AGU
  • Julia Kubanek Professor and Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research, Georgia Tech