The "ocean tribute" Award distinguishes outstanding projects and initiatives dedicated to protecting the oceans. Our guiding principle is the sustainability guideline of the United Nations: "The goal is to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development."
What types of projects are sought out?
Our jury looks forward to ideas with the following objectives:
Improving cleanness in the seas by reducing waste and nutrient input
More sustainable cultivation to protect marine and coastal ecosystems, and measures for reproducing them
Reducing over-acidification of the oceans and fighting the effects of over-acidification
Outstanding public work that draws attention to grievances and offers solution-based approaches for sustainable treatment of our bodies of water
Research and development of innovative, future-oriented technologies that help with marine protection and conservation
Initiatives that contribute to and impart scientific knowledge, and expand on research capacities
Measures the effectively regulate catching activities in the fishing industry and implement scientifically established cultivation plans so that fish populations can recover
What are the selection criteria?
Our expert jury bases its decision on the following criteria when selecting the winning projects:
The project has the potential to induce clear and continuous improvement of the cleanness of our oceans and bodies of water
As many people as possible are integrated into the project and/or participate as a result of it
The project motivates other people and groups, and has the greatest possible effect
What can the winners expect?
All nominated projects may use the boot website as a presentation platform and benefit from the involved partners' press and public relations work.
From among the nominated projects, three awards will be granted in the categories of society, science and industry. The category winners will be invited to take part in the award ceremony. The travel expenses for this event will be covered by boot Düsseldorf, up to a certain maximum amount. The winners will also get the opportunity to present their projects in the "love your ocean" section at boot 2020 in Düsseldorf.