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Better Worlds Ocean

Data is fundamental — it’s a necessity for understanding our changing planet; evaluating and improving the effectiveness of promising solutions; policies, markets, and nature-based solutions and interventions must be based on clear understandings so they can be scaled with trust and confidence. While data is used across all sectors of society — 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day and the pace accelerating with IoT and remote sensing — our focus is on the oceans.

This narrows our inquiry and perhaps simplifies things a little. While the internet was founded upon principles of freedom, open access, and self governance, how have we gone astray, who owns the world’s data? Who wants it to be free and what good will that do? How is it governed, collected, analyzed, and processed? What is the lifecycle? How are applications changing with the rise of new technologies such as AI, IoT, the metaverse, and web3?

Kate Wing

Kate Wing is the founder of Intertidal Agency, a design and strategy consulting firm for the ocean including policy, philanthropy, and conservation technology enterprises and accelerators.


We believe that the digital transformation and related technologies are revolutionizing the very nature of the way we live and who we are.  Done right, these innovations can help lead us to a better world. We're here to bring together the people and the tools to help you build it.

One key focus of our mission is to explore how the innovations of Web3, Ai, and Quantum Computing can help to sustain the natural world and build greater efficiencies to grow our shared prosperity. We believe in creating a collaborative, inclusive, and sustainable community to explore innovative solutions. Solutions that will contribute to achieving bioregional and global prosperity by integrating our three interconnected worlds: the natural world, the human-made physical world, and emerging technologies.

Better Worlds seeks to explore alternative viewpoints through media, international conferences, symposia, essays and hack-a-thons that encourage and support the development of innovative solutions.