Ocean Based Solutions


What We Do

Quantify impact

We use and develop solid data and research to support our work

Financial sustainability

We create win-win propositions for ecology and economy

Exponential transformation

We use radical regenerative design to create exponential transformation


"We harvest the ocean's potential to create wellbeing"

Most people look to solve land-based problems on land and ocean problems at sea. But we recognize the infinite interconnectedness of our ecosystem and we believe the ocean holds the key to our most pressing problems: climate change, food security and pollution. If we take care of the ocean, she will provide for us.

Our mission is to launch financially self sustaining ocean based solutions that put planet and people first.

Our unique approach combines design thinking, permaculture and doughnut economics. We call it radical regenerative design. We use it to create an upward spiral of positive change or exponential transformation.

Our board

“The sea: every conquest takes courage”

Konstantin Skliris is chair and co-founder of BlueO2. Having grown up for a large part of his childhood at the Mediterranean, Konstantin (Kosta) Skliris is strongly engaged with preserving this cultural and natural heritage for his own children. That is why he has co-founded BlueO2. He has a background in political science and has worked at both the policy and the grass roots level. Having written his master thesis on geo-politics and environment he is well aware of the challenges of getting sustainability higher on the public agenda. In 2009 he was a candidate for the European parliament for the Green party. Since then he has shifted his focus to public-private initiatives and creating a more social face for finance through his work on social credit and debt.

“The sea: every conquest takes courage” -
“I admire you, ocean, but I also fear you and feel responsible for you”

Ezster Fuleky Vitorino is a boardmember of BlueO2. She grew up far from the sea in Slovenia and has Hungarian roots. Speaking three languages before the age of two, she is a true cosmopolitan with a global outlook on matters. Nonetheless she enjoys a slower pace of life and connecting with nature. She has an in depth knowledge of conservation issues from having worked at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Netherlands office. Since 2010 she has been with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) working in several roles with GRI’s regional offices and corporate stakeholders. Currently she works as a Senior Manager, Sustainable Finance and Policy, where she has been managing GRI’s bilateral relations with governmental and capital markets actors including the World Federation of Exchanges and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative. With her team, Ezster has built a knowledge hub of sustainability reporting policies and regulations worldwide and contributed to various publications on this issue. She holds a double Masters in Economics and Political Science.

“I admire you, ocean, but I also fear you and feel responsible for you” -
“There is still so much unknown potential in the sea to benefit our health and quality of life”

Paul started his career at an advertising agency and discovered his passion for marketing. After his studies at Tias (Master of Marketing), he worked for Pon automotive, where he held various positions including head of marketing for Audi Netherlands. He found a way to apply his marketing skills for good through Markaiding. As a Co-founder of this non-profit consultancy, he supports charities in the areas of strategic marketing and communications. What Paul enjoys most is human relations and see people fulfill their potential. Privately this means he spends as much time as possible with family and friends, enjoying good food and good living. Professionally he has found the perfect combination between people and marketing working in recruitment. Since 2016, Paul joined as Partner at Duke & Jacobs Executive Search.

“There is still so much unknown potential in the sea to benefit our health and quality of life” -
“Being and breathing underwater is like traveling to another universe”

After completing an interdisciplinary undergraduate honours degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Amsterdam University College) Clea van de Ven proceeded with an MSc degree in Freshwater & Marine Biology (University of Amsterdam). She is currently completing her final thesis. Throughout her studies she studied benthic communities and ecological interactions. In addition, she is interested in sustainable use of ecological resources and the way humans interact with their environment. Clea aims to contribute to social and ecological questions with a critical view and from a scientifically sound background.

“Being and breathing underwater is like traveling to another universe” -

Our team

Zairah Khan
Zairah Khan
Aernout Aki Ackerman
Aernout Aki Ackerman


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