Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI)
Ocean Environmental Pioneer Academy
The Hong Kong Ocean Environmental Pioneer Academy, a project funded by the Environment and Conservation Fund, was created to drive awareness and spark actions to protect the ocean and seashore of Hong Kong.
The Science Unit of LU provided background and knowledge in marine science and environmental technology to nurture a group of 120 Ocean Environmental Pioneers (OEPs). They were later trained by LEI in design thinking to understand challenges related to Hong Kong's seashore conservation, and proposed solution by applying design innovation of mature technology.
Project activities included:
- innovative seashore cleaning activities;
- engagement in marine litter research and workshops; and
- the development of solution prototype.
The end goal of the project was to influence another 1000 individuals by the 120 OEPs, creating an impactful ripple effect on ocean conservation in Hong Kong.