Deep Diver: Dallas’ Jeremy McKane Aims to Save the Oceans

Jeremy McKane wants to build a new economy around protecting one of the world’s greatest resources.

Jeremy McKane cares about whales. And reefs. And the people whose lives are intertwined with the sea.

As the creator of LUCiD, an interactive art installation that combines conservation and neuro-feedback technology, he’s helping educate people about marine plastics.

As co-founder of the Ocean Currency Network, McKane built an AI and blockchain solution to measure the health of protected marine areas and share that data and a cryptocurrency payment system to fuel a collaborative ocean economy. In February, he and others will bring dozens of government policy makers, tech entrepreneurs, investors, and storytellers to Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island to brainstorm business models that will save oceans while making money.

“We all have a voice—and we can use it to do something to save our oceans,” McKane says. 

A version of this article was first published in Dallas Innovates 2019—The Magazine.


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