28 and 29 June 2018

During the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race a series of Ocean Summits have been organised at a range of stopovers as a key part of the Volvo Ocean Race sustainability programme. The Ocean Summit The Hague, The Future of the Ocean is the grand finale of the series. Get inspired and join the action!

Click here to view the Ocean Summit programme on 28 & 29 of June.

Ocean Summit The Hague
Volvo Ocean Race and the Dutch Topsector Water & Maritime invite you to be part of The Ocean Summit The Hague, work with inspired people and organisations developing workable solutions to the plastic crisis, ocean health and zero emission shipping. Join our speakers as they inspire delegates to explore solutions to the problem of climate change, empowering them to examine alternative strategies and realise ocean-inspired innovations and make use of ocean resources in a sustainable way.

The Future of the Oceans
During two days we will take you from the current state of the oceans to an Ocean of possibilities. 
Andre Kuipers, astronaut and ambassadeur of the earth, will frame this summit with his extraterrestrial view on our blue planet. A world that consists of more than 80% of water and is full of opportunities, when used sustainable!

Photo by Pedro Martinez/Volvo Ocean Race

The breakout sessions offer the opportunity for anyone to discuss subjects related to the future of our oceans. The conference will look for answers to questions such as:

  • By 2050, how can we achieve the sustainable use of our oceans whilst also achieving global growth

  • How do we use technology to increase sustainable oceans in relation to food, raw materials and energy?

  • Can the ocean contribute to reducing the impact of climate change?

  • What international treaties do we need to keep the oceans healthy?


Make a choice to contribute, share knowledge or take action!


The Summit will take place on 28 & 29 June 2018 at the Zuiderstrandtheater (Third harbour), Houtrustweg 505, 2583 WB Den Haag.


For more information and registration, take a look at the website.

The Future of the Oceans is the grand finale of the series

Get inspired and join the action on the 28 and 29 June 2018!