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Time to change!

About Us

We are creating consciousness for ocean pollution among consumers.

Our goal is to increase global consciousness and and act as ambassadors for the protection of our oceans. We are establishing a media forum covering all relevant ocean threats and correspondent solutions to best inform consumers and connect industry, green tech and NGO stakeholders to strengthen the community and leverage the movement.

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How

We believe that knowledgeable consumers make the right choice and can trigger change. On June 8th, 2019 we will broadcast the 1st World Oceans Media Day – a global media event driven by TV and social media showing the beauty and fragility of our oceans and presenting solutions to protect them.

We are convinced that change starts among us – the consumers. Conscious consumers can make a difference. Therefore our focus is to fascinate and sensitize people around the world for the relevance of our oceans and present solutions on how to preserve them. We believe in the power of audiovisual messaging and will produce, aggregate and distribute TV and video formats with a strong informational and emotional impact. Knowledgeable consumers make right choices and therefore trigger change within the industries and governments. We have to synchronize the interests of our economy with the needs of our ecosystem and migrate from a linear to a circular economy.

 

Why

For decades we have exploited the oceans in the belief that they are too big to fail. But pollution, acidification, global warming and illegal, unregulated fishing have severely affected our oceans. In particular plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues. Our oceans contain more than 150 million metric tons of plastic. This corresponds to 5.25 trillion pieces. And every year more than 8 million metric tons of plastic are added. If we won’t take action against the ongoing pollution by the year 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in our seas. Fish, sea mammals and sea birds are heavily affected by the plastic debris. They mistake it for food or get entangled with it. For quite some time plastic has entered our food chain. The adverse health effects for humans are yet little known but will last for generations. Our oceans are our life support system: every second breath we take derives from there. The impact on our oceans will have an impact on mankind around the world.

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Projects

1st World Oceans Media Day
June 8th, 2019

In order to create a world wide movement for the cause we are developing a global media event focusing on FreeTV and social media on June 8th, 2019 – the United Nations World Oceans Day.

A line up of top quality docutainment programmes and shows from major content producers will fascinate and sensitize audiences around the world for the beauty and fragility of our oceans, present solutions to end their destruction and outline simple daily protection guidelines. Our goal is to trigger ambassadorship among consumers, industry and governments. Selected media partners on all continents will support the event with programming and promotion.

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Content

We are looking for top quality documentaries and docutainment formats that feature the beauty and fragility of our oceans and show solutions to end their destruction. Our focus is based on following topics:

• plastic pollution
• global warming, coral bleeching
• illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing
• acidification

In a first step we are looking for a FreeTV licensing window (June 8th, 2019) with 24 hours re-run and seven days catch up rights.

 

Media

For June 8th, 2019 we welcome world wide media partners (eg. FreeTV, Social Media, Internet Portals) that are interested in creating a TV/media event around United Nations World Oceans Day. Our proposal is based on Free TV airing rights for that specific day including 24 hours re-run and seven days catch up rights. In return the media partners are offering promotional, advertsing and editorial time to the industry and NGO partners (barter model).

 

Industry

The industry is evolving more and more into a responsible, circular economy in order to balance commercial and environmental interests. We are looking for three global acting industry partners that stand for this change contributing to the funding of the programme line-up for the World Oceans Media Day 2019 (June 8th). These three partners will receive a global TV and digital coverage in exchange (barter model).

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Start Up TV Show

In order to support the most compelling “green tech ideas” in the area of ocean protection we will develop a TV show that features the seven most compelling ideas in each episode. A jury consisting of three investors, one environmentalist and one celebrity is judging the projects and will nominate together with the viewers‘ (poll) the three winners that will receive a funding.

All participants will be receiving an airtime package by the media partners to promote their initiatives.

Video Platform

We will be establishing the first global video platform for all ocean protection initiatives – being it professional or user generated content, being it green tech, NGO or industry content. The aim is to become the first address for all stakeholders and consumers when it comes to ocean protection.

We are aggregating relevant video contents (long, mid, short form) from professional producers, users, green tech companies, NGOs and sustainable industry partners that feature the beauty, fragility of our oceans and present solutions to end their destruction.

Get to Know the Team

Picture from the founder Peter Christmann

Peter Christmann

Founder
Media & Industry Partnerships

Picture from the Co-Founder Antje Burda

Antje Burda

Co-Founder
PR, Marketing, Content Partnerships, Community

Picture from the Co-Founder Christian Baudis

Christian Baudis

Co-Founder
Underwater & Digital Technologies,
Social Media/Video, Green Tech Funding

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Since his childhood Peter has cultivated a deep passion for the sea and is a keen practitioner of a wide range of water sport activities such as wave kiting, surfing, windsurfing and snorkeling. Over the last few years he has been deeply worried about the human impact on the oceans’ ecosystem. He has been confronted with plastic pollution in many places around the world and has decided to take action.

Peter is an experienced media CEO and has worked for almost 30 years at board level in the European media industry (ProSiebenSat1 Media SE, Mediaset, Goldbach etc.). Further he has a strong track record as an entrepreneur and has founded several start ups successfully. Peter holds a master degree in Communication Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and speaks four languages fluently.

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Antje has spent most of her childhood in Greece by the sea and as a result is an avid water-sports enthusiast and sailor. At the age of 12 she was already making daily sailing trips on her Catamaran. During her voyages throughout the Mediterranean region over the last few years she experienced directly the scale of plastic pollution contaminating the water as well as the coastal beaches and bays in the region which has become a major environmental crisis. This has motivated her to tell everyone repeatedly “Without the oceans there is no us” and made her a passionate supporter on the issue of environmental pollution in our seas.

Antje is an expert with extensive experience in the media business and communications. She has worked in the TV and media industry for over 20 years (ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, Sky Germany etc.) and has specialized in creating successful partnerships between the editorial staff and the industry. She is a graduate in journalism from Axel Springer Journalisten Schule and has worked for Europe’s biggest daily newspaper BILD.

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Christian’s passion is the sea, the ocean and its inhabitants. For more than 20 years he is an experienced diver and certified dive master. He has participated in many harbor clean ups around the planet and has seen underwater pollution around the world. He is deeply worried about its increasing impact on the oceans ecological balance.

Christian is a Digital Entrepreneur, Futurist and former Google Executive. He has founded several European Start-Ups successfully and has held leading CEO positions in the European Media and Internet Sectors for more than 20 years. He was elected several times to Germany’s leading Internet & Media Managers and is a recipient of renowned digital awards. He studied International Management at the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan and the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt and speaks 5 languages fluently. He is Member of the Board of Trustees of the Goethe Business School (GBS) in Frankfurt, Germany and visiting Professor of its MBA Program in Digital Transformation.

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