The Ocean Positive Approach

Examples of How We Do It

  • We develop and implement education, outreach and action programs focused on marine conservation and aquatic safety with businesses, service groups, schools and communities around the world.
  • We use open water swimming, surf life saving sports and training as vehicles to connect individuals to our oceans.
  • We use innovative aquatic based surf life saving and ocean sports programs to empower and enable members of under served and physically challenged communities to become leaders, aquatic athletes and mentors with a positive impact on personal and professional development, health, well-being and quality of life.
  • We undertake endurance, aquatic expeditions to explore ocean focused cultures and waters around the world while sharing these stories of excitement and adventure to inspire others to take action in addressing the challenges facing the health of our oceans and our communities. 
  • We work with like minded individuals, groups, corporations and foundations sharing our diverse experience, knowledge and reach to help them develop and advance their mission and goals.


Evidence Based Ocean Engagement Empowering Positive Ocean Connections & Actions that Instill in Others the Passion to Care, Strength to Act and Vision to Inspire: 
Working with partners, communities, schools,  corporations, agencies and governments around the world to design, develop and implement research based programs and opportunities to marry Knowledge, Means and Desire for sustainable positive impacts on the health, wellbeing and strength of our oceans and communities.

Blue Ocean Partners


 "When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself."

- Jacques Yves Cousteau

The Impact Zones

Wave Safe 2020 - A Collaborative Project with NOAA National


NOAA Ocean Today "Wave Safe with Bruckner Chase" Series

"Join Bruckner Chase, Ocean and Coastal Safety Expert for NOAA National Weather Service, as he visits our nation's favorite coasts to share expert tips and local knowledge on how to ensure your visit to any beach stays safe and fun."

A groundbreaking, innovative new film series from NOAA National Weather Service and Ocean Today taking a geographic and demographic specific approach to stay safe on, in or near the water on ANY of our shores.


Wave Safe Communities

Building Wave Safe Communities around the three core series messages:

Respect the Ocean

Stay Situationally Aware at the Shore

Take Ten - Live to be the Hero

Accomplished through:  Wave Safe Local Events, Coastal Awareness/Safety Curriculum for School and Conservation Programs, Legion of Ocean Heroes, Strength Based Youth Mentoring, Public Outreach Initiatives


Wave Safe Locals Edition

  A series of unique place-based, on-site “Feet in the sand, Toes in the water” videos using Go-Pro filming technology with minimal post-production work to produce a social media friendly library of educational pieces that supplement the international scale of the full Wave Safeseries. This project would include community outreach to engage the local citizens in both the development of the Local Edition videos and dissemination along with the original high-production Wave Safe series in local venues.

Remote Rescue Stations - Take Ten


Remote Rescue Stations

Protecting the most beautiful and remote coastal areas in the world  

Ocean and Coastal Safety and Drowning Prevention through:

  • Positioning rescue and safety equipment in a self-contained community alert system 
  • Providing simple, graphic usage instructions aligned with NOAA National Weather Service 2019 beach safety film series for remote coastal areas 
  • Protecting potential rescuers from becoming second victims 
  • Educating coastal residents and visitors on safe actions in dangerous aquatic situations  


Program Components

  • Weatherproof housing, high visibility, rugged PVC
  • Sealed for protection from elements with breakaway security latch to prevent accidental tampering 
  • How to Use / Rescue Station Chain of Safety graphic on stand to protect potential victims and rescuers 
  • Audible alarm activated when door is open to alert others in the area of an in-water emergency 
  • Station contains: Lanyard mounted whistle and two Restubefloatation devices: (1) Attached to 30-meter throw rope, (1) Belt mounted 
  • Optional flag on stand for more visibility 
  • Developed by Bruckner Chase, NOAA NWS Collaborative Partner on Beach and Coastal Safety / CEO of Bruckner Chase Ocean Positive, Inc.  


From the Experts

 Senior Chief Sean Hays, USCG (ret) 

"In my 20 years in maritime search and rescue I helped lead the rescue or recovery of multiple drowning victims in remote areas. The ability to have readily available emergency instructions, rescue and safety equipment and most importantly the ability to alert others of the emergency could have saved countless lives. This product incorporates all ofthe equipment and procedures needed to help reduce these tragedies. One of the biggest fears for emergency personnel is the risk of secondary drowning victims. This is one of the only products I've seen address the concern, advise possible rescuers, as well as incorporate the gear needed to avoid becoming a victim.”

Professional Partnerships for Impact


The skill set and knowledge base we bring to our projects we offer to like minded companies and foundations.  From academically grounded evidence based consulting to expedition level adventures, aquatic specialty training programs and marine event development on a global scale maybe we can help your heroes and heroic efforts. 


Program Design & Evaluation

  • Based in a thorough review of the evidence base for the specific population and setting of implementation
  • Informed by the perspectives, barriers, and needs specific to each population with the goal of building strength-based programs to empower individuals to be the stewards of their own community’s health and wellbeing


Event, Brand & Social Impact Development

  • Formative or Summative evaluations
  • Qualitative or Quantitative methods
  • Challenging field sites or more traditional setting