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  • TRAILER 2017


    The festival IS Proud to give voice to "Oceana protecting the world's oceans"


    Oceana was established in 2001 by a group of leading foundations — The Pew Charitable Trusts, Oak Foundation, Marisla Foundation (formerly Homeland Foundation), and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

    In 1999, these foundations commissioned a study and discovered that less than 0.5 percent of all resources spent by environmental nonprofit groups in the United States went to ocean advocacy — an appalling statistic. No organization was working exclusively to protect and restore the oceans on a global scale.

    To fill the gap, our founders created Oceana: an international organization focused solely on oceans, dedicated to achieving measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals.

    The Ocean Law Project — also initiated by The Pew Charitable Trusts — was absorbed into Oceana in 2001 as Oceana’s legal arm. In 2002, Oceana merged with American Oceans Campaign, founded by actor and environmentalist Ted Danson, to more effectively address our common mission of protecting and restoring the world’s oceans.

    Since its founding, Oceana has won more than 100 victories and protected more than one million square miles of ocean.

    Ruben Lenten, kite surfer @ ocean's advocate

    Born on the 30th of March 1988 in the Netherlands, Ruben Lenten found himself growing up close to the sea.

    At the age of 12 Ruben fell deeply in love with kitesurfing. Armed with a kite and a board Ruben knew what he wanted, to ride hard and fly high.

    Following his heart and guided by the wind Ruben uses all of his passion to realise his dreams.

    From ranking at the top of the worlds kiteboarding elite to flying off a 100 meter high cliff Ruben now explores the world and the seven seas to ride the most epic conditions in the most rugged places.

    Ruben works hard at maintaining and improving his mind, body and gear to push himself and the sport to the next level.

    The LEN10 brand was built to inspire people to live life free and to the fullest.

    Follow his extreme inspiring lifestyle and adventures on len10.com or join him on Facebook or Instagram

    Lasse Gustavsson, Executive Director Europe, Oceana

    Lasse is passionate about the oceans and has a lifetime commitment to sustainable development and social change. With almost 3 decades of leadership experience in Greenpeace, WWF and Traffic Lasse now serves as Executive Director for Oceana in Europe. He has led international organisations, programmes and campaigns, developed partnerships with business, run constructive political lobbying efforts as well as led conservation programmes in the field. He always gives great priority to impact on the ground. Lasse has his academic training in International Relations, Human Ecology and Development Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

    Oceana is the world’s largest marine organization working exclusively to protect and restore the world’s oceans. With the motto ‘Save the Oceans, Feed the world,’ Oceana seeks to restore ocean abundance by winning policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world's marine life.

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