United Nations
OceanSmart Green Boating App
by T Buck Suzuki Foundation (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
We intend to make it easier for mariners to protect our ocean by putting best green boating practices at their fingertips through a green boating smartphone app.

This app will utilize smartphone connectivity power to allow instantaneous photo reporting to regulators of spills, pollutions, vessel incidents, and wildlife sightings.

The app will provide maps of local green infrastructure available to mariners, and local marine protected areas.

Our target is to launch this app FREE to all mariners on World Oceans Day 2017.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): reduce wastewater discharge from vessels
  • Wastewater treatment:
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
  • Other (please specify): Help identify key wildlife zones
OTHER POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Cleaner production
  • Other (please specify): Map green infrastructure for waste disposal
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Make MPA maps available offline to mariners via app
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Data access and sharing
June 2017
Smartphone app FREE to all mariners World Oceans Day 2017: OceanSmart Green Boating app
June 2017
Free smartphone app providing easy access to green boating practices to reduce and prevent pollutions at sea
June 2017
Smartphone app with photo reporting of spills, pollutions, vessel incidents, and wildlife sightings to regulators
Financing (in USD)
100,000 USD
In-kind contribution
Staff / Technical expertise
Ten years expertise developing and delivering green boating practices
Basic information
Time-frame: 12/2016 - ongoing
Georgia Strait Alliance
Ocean Basins
  • Arctic Ocean
  • North Atlantic
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Jim McIsaac, Executive Director, jim@bucksuzuki.org, 250-360-1398
Victoria, Canada
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