Awards and Recognition

The International SeaKeepers Society is proud to bestow accolades on our allies in conservation, and is honored to receive awards from colleague organizations for our preservation and outreach efforts.

The SeaKeeper Award, presented each year at the Bal de la Mer Charity Gala, is given to an individual or organization that has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to ocean conservation.

  • 2018 – Michael Saylor
  • 2017 – Wendy Schmidt
  • 2016 – Alexander W. Dreyfoos
  • 2015 – Fabien Cousteau
  • 2014 – Wendy Benchley
  • 2013 – The Sargasso Sea Alliance
  • 2012 – agnès b.
  • 2011 – Kelly Slater
  • 2010 – HSH Prince Albert II
  • 2008 – Bernie Marcus
  • 2007 – Ted Danson
  • 2006 – Walter Cronkite
  • 2005 – Admiral James Watkins (USN ret.)
  • 2004 – Bob Talbot
  • 2003 – William K. Reilly
  • 2002 – Sir Peter Blake (posthumously)
  • 2001 – Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 2000 – HRH General Khaled
  • 1999 – Craig O. McCaw
  • 1998 – James Cameron
  • 1997 – Dr. Sylvia Earle
  • 1997 – Marjory Stoneman Douglas
  • 1996 – HSH Prince Rainier III
  • 1996 – Jean-Michel Cousteau

SeaKeepers of the World

In June 2015, we launched the SeaKeepers of the World Program to identify individuals who demonstrate a commitment to ocean research and conservation in their local communities. SeaKeepers Board of Directors recognizes individuals whose environmental goals and scientific and conservation efforts align with the SeaKeepers mission: Research. Educate. Protect and Restore. The International SeaKeepers Society will be identifying SeaKeepers of the World over the next year to represent regions around the globe.

SeaKeepers of the World Award Recipients

  • Dr. Achier Chung - 2019 SeaKeeper of Malaysia
  • Dr. Karenne Tun – 2018 SeaKeeper of Singapore
  • Francis Lee – 2017 SeaKeeper of Singapore
  • Francesca von Habsburg (Alligator Head Foundation) – 2017 SeaKeeper of Jamaica
  • Judie Clee – 2017 SeaKeeper of Bermuda
  • Chris Flook – 2017 SeaKeeper of Bermuda
  • Philippe Max Rouja – 2017 SeaKeeper of Bermuda
  • John Paul Skinner – 2017 SeaKeeper of Bermuda
  • Dr. Carrie Manfrino – 2016 SeaKeeper of the Cayman Islands
  • Professor Chou Loke Ming – 2016 SeaKeeper of Singapore
  • Dr. Cécile Gaspar – 2015 SeaKeeper of French Polynesia
  • Casper van de Geer – 2015 SeaKeeper of Kenya
  • Commodore Escrich – 2015 SeaKeeper of Cuba

Awards Received

The International SeaKeepers Society has received a number of prestigious awards recognizing efforts in
ocean conservation.


2018 Best Green Boating Initiative Award

On January 4th, 2018, SeaKeepers Asia received the Best Green Boating Initiative Award at the Christofle Yacht Style Awards 2018 during the Phuket Rendezvous. SeaKeepers Julian Chang was the recipient of the award. The inaugural Christofle Yacht Style Awards 2018 were presented at Phuket Boat Lagoon on the first night of the rendezvous.


2014 ISS Blue Award Recipient

SeaKeepers received the 2014 Fabien Cousteau Blue Award, an environmental honor given by the International Superyacht Society (ISS). The Fabien Cousteau Blue Award honors stewardship of the marine environment. Candidates for the award must exhibit environmental leadership and dedication to oceanic conservation.


2006 International Superyacht Leadership Award

The International SeaKeepers Society was named the recipient of the much-heralded Leadership Award by the International Superyacht Society (ISS). The ISS’s Annual Leadership Award honors an individual or company whose distinctive work and commitment to the industry have contributed to the growth of the superyacht community worldwide.


2002 Environment Award from The Tech Museum of Innovation

The SeaKeeper 1000 unit (now discontinued) won the 2002 Environment Award from The Tech Museum of Innovation. In 2002, 61 society members and 4 cruise lines had installed SeaKeeper 1000 units, and 14 yacht manufacturers had agreed to include the technology on their boats/ships.