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We believe in joint effort and collaboration to turn the tide on biodiversity loss and climate change. We’d love to hear from you if you want to explore opportunities together!

As an initiative by Van Oord, Ocean Health aims to empower nature and communities at scale, a key pillar of the company’s Sustainable Earth Actions (SEA) programme.

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Healthy oceans for a thriving future

Let’s turn the tide on climate change and marine biodiversity loss, to create a better world for future generations.

Oceans are vital for life

Oceans are the lungs of our planet - producing more than 50% of the oxygen we breathe, our climate regulator - driving global weather systems, and our sustainable food factory - feeding 3 billion people per day.

However, our oceans are degrading rapidly. We need immediate action to protect and restore them, and we need it to be at scale. Not only for the sake of our oceans, but more than that: we need to act for us, our children and all future generations. With this goal in mind, Van Oord founded Ocean Health.

Ready for global ocean action!


We need to act now

1.5 degrees celsius increase by 2040

The temperature on our planet increased by 1.0 °C since 1900. IPCC predicts global warming to exceed 1.5 °C increase before 2040, leading to extreme heatwaves, floods, droughts and loss of valuable ecosystems.

Up to 0.76 m sea level rise by 2100

Glaciers and polar ice are melting at a rapid pace. In IPCC’s intermediate scenario, sea levels will rise with up to 0.76 meter until 2100 (compared to 1995-2014). This threatens the livelihoods of tens of millions of people.

A million species at risk of extinction

Currently, 1 million species are threatened with extinction globally. The oceans are home to many of these; more than a third of all marine mammals and corals are at risk of extinction.

Our impact-driven approach