ARTIST, EXPLORER, and ENTREPRENEUR
Jeremy McKane is the CEO of OCN.ai, a company that leverages technology to measure and interpret ocean data, with a focus on building a nature-based economy. He is also an accomplished artist and member of The Explorers Club, and serves as an ambassador for 5Gyres and Coral Gardeners.
In addition to his work with OCN.ai, Jeremy is also the co-founder of Ultramarine, an annual gathering on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island that brings together thought leaders, artists, business leaders, and politicians to focus on ways to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030.
Jeremy combines his work as a technologist, artist, and thought leader to build a nature-based economy, with a focus on incentivizing countries to protect the environment rather than taking from it. Through OCN.ai, Jeremy is creating a platform that enables governments, businesses, and individuals to see the value of preserving the health of the oceans.
“Years ago I was standing on one of the most polluted beaches I had ever seen. There were no people for hundreds of miles yet the evidence of mankind was everywhere. This is when I realized that we don’t give the ocean the focus it needs and deserves. Every second breath of air we take in right now comes from the ocean. We have to increase efforts to protect what little we have left. It’s definitely worth it.” Jeremy McKane