About the Initiative

The Gulbenkian Oceans Initiative (GOI) is a five-year program of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation that started in 2013 with a vision of protection, conservation and good management of the oceans and of marine ecosystems. Its main mission is to support the economic valuation of marine ecosystem services.

The overall goal of the Gulbenkian Oceans Initiative is to increase public and political understanding of marine ecosystem services as strategic assets for sustainable economic development and for human well-being. For that, it will promote activities in three domains – research, public understanding and policy action.

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To learn more about the vision of the Gulbenkian Oceans Initiative for an economy that takes blue natural capital into consideration, check our publication “Blue natural capital: towards a new economy”.




“Blue natural capital: towards a new economy” (PDF 4MB)
Updated on 31 January 2017