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Ocean Exchange Welcomes 10 Top Solutions Inspiring Action Presenters to Savannah, Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The third annual Ocean Exchange, being held in Savannah, Georgia, has selected the top 10 worldwide solutions with the ability to generate economic growth and increase productivity while reducing the use of nature's resources and waste production. The innovators will present the solutions and compete for one of two $100,000 awards from worldwide sponsors Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL).

Each year, the Ocean Exchange seeks innovative, proactive, and globally scalable solutions with working prototypes and applications that can cross industries, economies, and cultures. Fifteen experts from around the world review and select the top 10 solutions with the greatest ability to transform industries.

This year's Solutions Inspiring Action are:

  • Autonomous Underwater Chemical Space Surveyor by Spyglass Technologies, Inc.
  • Adsorbed Natural Gas for Marine Applications by Luon Energy
  • Triton -- A View from Above by Starcom GPS Systems
  • WITT Energy Harvesting Transmission Collecting Power from All Sea Motion by WITT Limited
  • Download the Ocean by Tidetech
  • Advanced Data Entry System for Mobile Computing Devices by Twitch Technologies
  • Greenficient Flywheel Energy Storage System by Kinetech Power Company
  • Terra Verdant by University of Akron Research Foundation
  • The Ecological Way of Underwater Hull Cleaning by ECOsubsea AS
  • Naked Oats for a Thirsty and Hungry World by Montana Gluten-Free Processors

To find out more about these innovators and their solutions go to http://www.oceanexchange.org/

The innovators will compete for one of these awards:       

  • The Gulfstream® Navigator Award 2013 will be given to the solution that best demonstrates the greatest potential to LEAP TO ZERO+ with applicability across multiple industries generating positive impact on the environment, economics, and health while respecting cultures around the world.
  • The WWL Orcelle® Award 2013 will be given to the solution that makes shipping and logistics more sustainable by advancing zero-emissions marine transport and technologies that are commercially viable.

The Ocean Exchange advances solutions from around the world. In 2012, entries came from 16 countries. The winning entries were: Protei -- a shape-shifting, open-source sailing drone designed to sense and clean the oceans after natural and manmade disasters; Nonox -- a combustion technology for container ships, long-haul trucking, and stationary sources that lowers NOx and SOx emissions by up to 30 percent, carbon dioxide emission by up to 15 percent, and improves fuel efficiency.

In 2013, the solutions registered in the Ocean Exchange Gallery were from the United States, Germany, Singapore, Canada, Japan, Israel, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Norway, Spain, Peru, Australia, France and represented many different industries such as construction and building management, alternative energy, clean air/water, systems/data management, transportation/shipping, agriculture and others.         

The Ocean Exchange™ accelerates the adoption of active solutions by being the intersection of an exciting new worldwide community of thought leaders providing insights to solution providers. According to Cort Atkinson, co-founder of Ocean Exchange, "We are building the international resource for innovation and growth. We invite all innovators with solutions that will positively impact environment, economies and health to register their solutions on the Ocean Exchange. We help innovators to connect with customers, funders, and partners to advance adoption of their solutions around the world. In the future, universities, research organizations and companies will report how many solutions they have registered on the Ocean Exchange to demonstrate their contribution to creating a better future."

To find out more about these solutions or to register a solution on the Ocean Exchange, go to www.OceanExchange.org. To qualify for the 2014 awards, participants must be registered in the Ocean Exchange Gallery.

For more information, please visit www.OceanExchange.org.

SOURCE Ocean Exchange

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