The theme for the 2014 competition is ACCELERATE SUSTAINABILITY, innovations generating economic growth and increased productivity while reducing the use of nature's resources and waste. The Ocean Exchange is seeking innovative and globally scalable solutions, i.e. Solutions Inspiring Action, that are positive for our economies, health, and the environment, while respecting cultures around the world.

"Gulfstream is pleased to be sponsoring the Navigator Award again in 2014," said Joe Lombardo, executive vice president, Aerospace Group, General Dynamics. "Previous awards have recognized solutions that have strong potential for improving our environment. We encourage innovators from around the world to share ideas that will enhance productivity while reducing the use of our natural resources."

"Innovation is what makes environmental progress efficient. It can also create business advantage by being green and when it does it gives rise to true sustainablity. It is for its potential to find and launch such innovations that WWL is a proud supporter of the 2014 Ocean Exchange," said Ray Fitzgerald, President of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Americas.

To enter the 2014 competition, register your solution in the Ocean Exchange Gallery by 11:59 p.m.(GMT) on May 5, 2014. Register by completing a pre-screening application through http://www.oceanexchange.org. Beginning May 6, Ocean Exchange's international solutions review panel of multi-disciplinary experts will review all applications registered in the Gallery to select:

   • Ten Solutions Inspiring Action to compete for monetary awards – these organizations, which are in need of financial support and global recognition, will be invited to present at the Ocean Exchange, October 5-7, 2014 in Savannah Georgia USA. At the Ocean Exchange invited delegates will select the winners of the $100,000 Gulfstream Navigator Award and the $100,000 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Orcelle Award.

   • Three Solutions Inspiring Action representing Excellence in Corporate Innovation – these Excellence Award winners will also be invited to present their Solutions Inspiring Action at the Ocean Exchange event in October, 2014.

In 2013 the Ocean Exchange introduced the Solution Inspiring Action Gallery that will become the go - to resource for organizations to identify and connect with Solutions that can advance their business and corporate social responsibility goals. In its first three years, the Ocean Exchange's competition generated applications from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East, with four of ten finalists in 2013 from outside the United States.

To browse a selection of prior registrant success stories, in addition to registering in the Gallery and the competition, please visit http://www.oceanexchange.org. In 2013, WITT energy generation from the UK and Ecosubsea unmanned vessel cleaning device from Norway won the Navigator and Orcelle awards, respectively. Certainteed division of St. Gobain, Teledyne and Thordon Bearings were recognized with Excellence Awards.

About the Ocean Exchange
Founded in 2010, the Ocean Exchange is an international platform for accelerating the adoption across industries of Solutions that positively impact environments, economies and health, while respecting cultures around the world. The Board of Governors includes 16 thought - leaders from around the world who represent diverse backgrounds and expertise and share a commitment to innovation. Working together, we AGGREGATE solutions and EMPOWER organizations to achieve their goals.

MEDIA CONTACT and INFORMATION ABOUT SOLUTIONS REGISTRATION:
At The Ocean Exchange, contact Millicent Pitts at 912-257-0209 or 
Millicent.Pitts@OceanExchange.org


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