june, 2023

8jun6:00 pm- 10:00 pmOcean Awards Gala


Event Details

The Ocean Awards Gala will take place on the evening of June 8, 2023 from 6pm to 10pm. Attire is black tie optional. The gala annually recognizes champions of marine and Great Lakes stewardship. Past honorees include Presidents, Members of Congress, and world-renowned scientists and conservationists. 

The Leadership Award will celebrate Congressman Raúl Grijalva of Arizona and Congressman Ed Case of Hawai’i. This award honors political leaders who demonstrate a commitment to ocean, coastal and Great Lakes stewardship. 

The Sanctuary Wavemaker Award will be given to Solomon Pili Kahoʻohalahala and William J. Ailā Jr. This award celebrates dedicated citizens who conduct critical work that benefits national marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments and are active advocates and ambassadors for national marine sanctuaries. 


(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Atrium, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004


National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center