Ocean Exchange Launches 2013 Call for Solutions. Register to Compete for the $100,000 Gulfstream Navigator Award and the

 Ocean Exchange Launches 2013 Call for Solutions. Register to Compete for the
   $100,000 Gulfstream Navigator Award and the $100,000 WWL Orcelle Award.

PR Newswire

SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 7, 2013

SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ocean Exchange proudly
announces the launch of its third annual global competition for the 2013
Gulfstream Navigator Award of $100,000 and the 2013 Wallenius Wilhelmsen
Logistics Orcelle Award of $100,000.

The theme for the 2013 competition is LEAP TO ZERO+, the innovative practice
of generating economic growth and increased productivity while reducing the
use of natures' resources and waste. The Ocean Exchange is seeking
innovative, proactive and globally scalable Solutions, i.e. Solutions
Inspiring Action, that are positive for our oceans, economies, and cultures
and that can leap across industries accelerating the timeline of reaching
Zero+.

"We're proud to be a corporate sponsor of the Ocean Exchange's worldwide
sustainability initiatives," said Joe Lombardo, executive vice president,
Aerospace Group, General Dynamics, parent company of Savannah-based Gulfstream
Aerospace. "Previous Navigator award winners have already made a positive
difference to our environment with the inventions they presented at the past
two Solution Exchanges. As a worldwide company with a headquarters close to
the coast, Gulfstream is inspired by the many organizations that have come
forward with solutions aimed at preserving our oceans, ensuring sustainable
growth and protecting our environment."

To enter the 2013 competition, register your solution in the Ocean Exchange
Gallery by 11:59 p.m. (GMT) on May 1, 2013. Register by completing a
pre-screening application through http://www.oceanexchange.org. Beginning May
2, Ocean Exchange's international solutions review panel of multi-disciplinary
experts will review all applications registered in the Gallery to select:

  oTen Solutions Inspiring Action to compete for Monetary Awards – these
    organizations, which are in need of financial support and global
    recognition, will be invited to present at the Solutions Exchange,
    September 30, 2013 in Savannah Georgia USA. At the Solutions Exchange
    invited delegates will select the winners of the $100,000 Gulfstream
    Navigator Award and the $100,000 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Orcelle
    Award.
  oThree Solutions Inspiring Action representing Excellence in Corporate
    Innovation – these Excellence Award winners will be invited to present
    their Solutions Inspiring Action at the opening of the Solutions Exchange
    on September 29, 2013.

In 2013 the Ocean Exchange is introducing the Solution Inspiring Action
Gallery that will become the go to resource for organizations to identify and
connect with Solutions that can advance attainment of their social
responsibility goals. In 2011 and 2012, the Ocean Exchange's competition
generated applications from North America, South America, Europe, Asia,
Australia, Africa and the Middle East with six countries represented in our
2012 Solutions Inspiring Action winners. The Solution Exchange 2012 was
attended by delegations from 16 countries with international press reaching
from Savannah to Norway, Tokyo to Seattle.

Previous winners:
In 2011, The Wave Glider by Liquid Robotics won the $100,000 Gulfstream
Navigator Award. This year Wave Gliders travelled unassisted from California
to Japan and Australia, collecting ocean data and breaking the Guinness World
Record for robots. The Wave Glider will soon be on display in the Smithsonian
Museum.

In 2012, the Ocean Exchange offered two $100,000 prizes: the Gulfstream®
Navigator Award was won by Protei's Open Source Sailing Drone, and the
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' Orcelle Award was won by the Nonox Ltd
Emulsion Combustion System. In 2012, Industry Excellence Award winners were
Georgia Institute of Technology, Golder & Associates, IKEA, and Southern
Company.

To learn more about how to register for the Gallery and the competition,
please visit http://www.oceanexchange.org

About the Ocean Exchange
Founded in 2010, the Ocean Exchange™ is an international platform for
accelerating the adoption across industries of Solutions that positively
impact environments, economies and health, while respecting cultures around
the world. The Board of Governors includes 30 thought-leaders from around the
world who represent diverse backgrounds and expertise and share a commitment
to innovation. Working together, we AGGREGATE solutions and EMPOWER
organizations to achieve their goals. For more information, please visit
www.oceanexchange.org.

About Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General
Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and
supports the world's most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft.
Gulfstream has produced more than 2,000 aircraft for customers around the
world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future,
Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the
wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150®; the new large-cabin, mid-range
Gulfstream G280®; the large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450®; the
large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550® and the ultra-large-cabin,
ultra-long-range G650®. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via
Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales®. The company employs more than 12,500
people at 12 major locations. Visit www.gulfstream.com for more information.

About Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics delivers innovative and sustainable global
shipping and logistics solutions for manufacturers of cars, trucks, heavy
equipment and non-containerized/breakbulk cargo. The company also specializes
in handling complex project cargoes such as rail cars, power generators,
mining equipment and yachts. WWL's sophisticated supply chain management
services ensure an efficient integration of ocean transportation, inland
distribution, terminal handling and a comprehensive range of specialised
technical services. For more information, please visit www.2wglobal.com.

SOURCE Ocean Exchange

Website: http://www.gulfstream.com
Contact: At The Ocean Exchange, contact Millicent Pitts, +1-912-257-0209 or
Millicent.Pitts@OceanExchange.org
 
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