Protection of the world’s oceans and waterways has been an issue of central importance to boot Düsseldorf for many years now.
Starting this year, the leading international water sports trade fair is now a supporter of the “ocean tribute” Award. On behalf of his foundation and the German Ocean Foundation, Prince Albert of Monaco called on the scientific and industrial communities as well as society in general to enter projects for the Award when he spoke at boot 2017. “And this should be done as quickly as possible”, explains boot Director Petros Michelidakis: “because our prestigious jury studies the entries very conscientiously and will be examining each individual one to determine its benefits for ocean and waterway protection. That takes a great deal of time”.
Relevant projects should be registered by 15 October at the latest, with an outline presenting their concept on a maximum of two pages. What is important in this context is information about the objectives, the target group, the implementation methods and organisation as well as the results and the players making up the team.
The jury will then choose the nominated projects; they will be presented to the public with photographic and video material at https://oceantributeaward.boot.de.
The winners in the three categories Science, Industry and Society will be announced and honoured at boot Düsseldorf in January 2018.