Ocean Impact Organisation (OIO) has a mission to create an abundant and sustainable ocean through inspiration, innovation, leadership and good business. We exist to help people start, grow and invest in businesses that positively impact the ocean.
Why? We live on Planet Ocean. 70% of the earth's surface is covered by ocean and the aquatic wonderland beneath the sea contains vastly more habitable space than the terrestrial landmass populated by humans.
Planet Ocean regulates our climate; produces two thirds of the oxygen we breathe; fuels the water cycle; sustains the livelihoods and provides nourishment for nearly three billion people; is fundamental to diverse cultures; is essential to global transport; is critical to addressing climate change and is home to millions of marine species, many of which are yet to be studied by science. But Planet Ocean is in danger.
Launched by founders Nick Chiarelli and Tim Silverwood, OIO is Australia’s first ocean impact ecosystem and startup accelerator for entrepreneurs and businesses making a positive impact on the ocean.
OIO is a registered charity based in Sydney, Australia.