Building Ocean Based

Climate Solutions


What We Do

Quantify climate impact

We build climate cases based on solid data and research

Financial sustainability

We create win-win propositions for ecology and economy

Project and product development

We help organizations and companies in developing ocean based solutions


"We harvest the ocean's potential to solve climate change"

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our lifetime. In order to solve it we must look below the surface. The ocean plays a critical role in the earth's carbon cycle. The total amount of carbon stored in the ocean equals 50 times that of the atmosphere. About half the carbon emissions from fossil fuels are absorbed by the ocean (Source: NASA). More than two thirds of the oxygen we breath is produced at sea.

We develop, protect, and preserve marine ecosystems to create natural carbon capture. We use the ocean's resources to improve our food systems and reduce our ‘food print’, and we build with nature for climate adaptation and bio-remedies.

BlueO2 works in partnership with both companies and conservation organizations, who share our mission. They find in us a trusted advisor, or a committed co-founder.

We love, fear and respect the ocean. If we take care of her, she will provide for us.


“Growing up at the North Sea I am used to a bit of headwind.”

Zairah Khan is one of two co-founders of BlueO2. As a child Zairah has vivid memories of enjoying the great outdoors as wellbeing engaged at a very early age with the big challenges of the world. Her career path has been aimed at gaining the tools to develop and implement her bold ideas. For that it helps that she is terribly stubborn and extremely optimistic at the same time, while having a good dose of Dutch pragmatism. Her professional background combines psychology, development sociology, design thinking, finance and business. She has a double master in Psychology and development sociology. She has studied in Leiden, Paris and Havana and speaks five languages. But she learns the most every day from her two children who constantly remind her of what really matters. She is a practitioner of permaculture which provides strong grounding for working with nature rather than against it.

“Growing up at the North Sea I am used to a bit of headwind.” -
"The ocean provides and sustains us"

Aernout Aki Ackerman lived 8 years on islands and a large part of that in, around and under water. As diving instructor, dive centre-, and resort manager he has developed a strong affinity with water. Futhermore, he experienced in real life the impact of human behavior and economic drivers on the marine environment. He has been actively involved in projects concerning water (run-off) management, eco-tourism, marine park development, marine resource management, training and education. He has worked directly with local communities and stakeholders from both the business and political realm. Also water represents his personality, his approach to his projects and business development, and his style working with others.

"The ocean provides and sustains us" -


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