Ocean Ambassadors Grant Proposal - Project Flagship - Round 14

Name of Project:

Project Flagship

Proposal in one sentence:

Enhance Ocean Ambassador Program behind a redesigned approach from A to Z

Description of the project

The project aims at reorienting the Ocean Ambassador program towards outreach activities serving Ocean Protocol Foundation and OceanDAO growth objectives.

Grant Deliverables:

[] Reorganization

  1. Step-change onboarding process

     a. P2P onboarding & wide push to grow Ambassador group
     b. Streamlined onboarding process (steps & tools)
     c. Bite-size missions/activities for Ambassadors to get started, based on their skillset
  2. Implement streamlined activity management process

     a. Create Activities Management process
     b. Set up supporting tech stack for activities submission & voting
     c. Design Ambassador DAO (economic/social design, supporting tech stack)
  3. Define list of Activities with rewards distributed based on i) delivery and ii) performance

     a. Minimum requirements set for rewards automation
     b. Quality standards and compliance with ethical standards
     c. Timely delivery of activities
     d. Incentivized performance evaluation and maximization
  4. Define Ambassador perks (gear, badges, recognition)

  5. Communication strategies to maximize visibility across channels

     a. Twitter
     b. Discord
     c. YouTube
     d. Medium 
     e. Website
  6. Integration of processes with OPF/OceanDAO

  7. Deliver new Ambassador website

  8. Deliver new Ambassador Pledge & Manual

  9. Deliver an outreach video animation to promote Ocean Protocol

[] Bite-size missions for Ambassadors

  1. Onboarding
  2. Case studes / use cases
  3. Small Translation(s)

[] Support of OPF communication of V4 in Q1 2022

  1. Announcement relay with retweets
  2. Dedicated Twitter campaign
  3. Articles on Medium
  4. Translations
  5. Other support. e.g. interviews

Which category best describes your project? Pick one.

  • Outreach / community / spread awareness

What is the final product?

  • Reorganization complete in Jan 2022
  • Support of OPF communication of V4 (all in Q1 2022)
    1. 6+ new high quality articles by Ambassadors on Medium
    2. 10+ OPF articles translations
    3. 20+ messages on Twitter

Here are possible “value add” criteria. A question will follow.

**Question on “value add” criteria: which one or more of the criteria will your project focus on? Why do you believe your team will do well on those criteria? **

The Ocean Ambassadors have and will continue to represent the evolving structure of the greater Ocean ecosystem. We strive to further advance literacy and implementation of Ocean Protocol to those interested in the decentralized data sharing economy by recruiting, supporting and retaining talent to advance this objective.

Funding Requested:

20.000 USD

Proposal Wallet Address:


Have you previously received an OceanDAO Grant? If yes, please specify what round(s) and how much was granted each round.


  • R6 - 27.200 OCEAN
  • R7 - 32.000 OCEAN

Twitter Handle:

Project lead email:

Country of Residence:
Federated States of Micronesia

Part 2 - Team

2.1 Core Team

Noelle Siri

Noé Giglio

Dr. Prakash Kamaraj

Johannes Drooghaag

Upkar Gata-Aura

Andrea Armanni

Role: Product, Strategy & Ops 
Relevant Credentials (e.g.):
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreaarmanni
    Co-Founder at UseTheList.com (Marketplace, UK)
    Long term Fractal Protocol Ambassador 
    Finance & Banking 

Pablo Roccatagliata

Jesus Hernandez

Nicolas Maréchal


Bilo Edmund

Andrew Dolbin MacNab

Laurent Rochat

Role: support
Relevant Credentials (e.g.):
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurentrochat/
    Founder and CEO of Innovation Atelier SA
    Co-founder of Ocean Academy
    Long term Ocean Protocol Ambassador 

Albert Peci

Robin Lehmann

Frederic Schwill

Kai Meinke

and many more, as we are becoming a DAO!

Part 3 - Proposal Details (*Recommended)
3.1 Details

Details of the proposal:

The goal of the Ocean Ambassador program is to raise awareness of Ocean Protocol in as many ways as possible - whether it is via social media channels, by launching real world events, networking in online and offline communities or involvement in other relevant communities. Another pillar of the project is to onboard new, highly motivated and brilliant people into the ecosystem - a lot of the projects in the OceanDAO have started with or are supported by Ocean Ambassadors and we are proud to have a positive influence in the community. This is an ongoing, long term commitment that we are financing via this proposal.

3.3 If in Category “Outreach / community”:

6+ blog posts will be published at https://ocean-protocol-ambassadors.medium.com/

10+ OPF blog posts will be translated and published at https://ocean-protocol-ambassadors.medium.com/

20+ Tweets will be published at https://twitter.com/op_ambassadors

3.8 If the project includes community engagement:

Which channels will be used? For how long? E.g. “twitter, for 8 weeks”. Other details?

Twitter - always,
Discord - since the Ocean Discord exists till the end

3.9 Project Deliverables - Roadmap

Any prior work completed thus far? Details?

Yes. Ocean Ambassadors have been contributing significantly to the visibility and technical developments of Ocean Protocol. There also have been various spin offs in the ecosystem out of the Ambassador program e.g. Ocean Academy, Ocean Pearl, deltaDAO, DataUnion.

What is the project roadmap?
The roadmap can be found here.

What is the team’s future plans and intentions? Is there maintenance? Possible extensions to the work?

Absolutely, this is a long term commitment with the intent to support the ecosystem through all phases of the path towards decentralization.

3.10 Additional Information

Any additional information to add? E.g. custom fields or images? E.g. other grants or fundraising to date?

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Thank you for submitting your proposal @Robin it has now been registered into Airtable and your Proposal has been accepted into R14.

Minor Detail, this proposal has been registered under “Ocean Ambassadors” rather than “Project Flagship”.

All the best!

This was a pretty impressive statement:

We fully support this proposal because when we were just getting started with Ocean, we reached out to a few telegram ambassadors and always found them very helpful. @Robin, @kaimeinke, & Frederic Schwill are some of the people that we talked to in the past when we were debating on joining the Ocean Community and they were all very helpful.

Even though he is not an official ambassador and I don’t think is part of this proposal, when we think about key people that we talked to and had a positive influence we have to mention @TimDaub. He has done a lot of great work (RPI) and has done a lot for the community. He has a lot of great insights and is very informed in this space. He also makes sure that you go “check yo self” before you submit a proposal.

All of these positive interactions with the community and its ambassadors is the main reason that mPowered only does open-source proposals. We wanted to give something back to the community and do our bit to say thanks for helping us discover the boundless potential of Ocean Protocol.

Good luck in this round.


Greetings everyone & @Robin,

Welcome back to the Ocean DAO voting rounds after a long time as one of the key pillars as the Ocean Ambassador program. Thank you so much for returning with an active proposal with quality deliverables to follow through.

Given my own involvement as an active members of the Ambassador program, I’d still proceed to offer some insights as part of the PG-WG.

  • Usage of Ocean & Viability of the project:

As a leading project that aims to bring more ambassadors to the Ocean protocol ecosystem as part of a very extensive outreach initiative, it certainly shows that your project aims to add higher level of traction value towards Ocean in the coming months & thanks again for that. You also have the track record to complete projects successfully with series of successful deliverables and being active in the Ocean DAO ecosystem and also interacting with other projects.

  • Community activeness & Contribution to the ecosystem:

As a recurring project and an active member in the community, you have shown sufficient activeness as part of the Ocean DAO ecosystem. We also notice that you have provided valuable feedback to other projects in the ecosystem as well.

On behalf of PG-WG, we wish you the best for the upcoming DAO voting round and looking forward to hear feedback on our Discord channel.

PS: We would also like a few Ambassadors who can have some flexible bandwidth to support us at the PG-WG <-> Ambassador WG, as I see a few synergy that can help both of us. We could also a few scoped out activity farming from our end as time proceeds. Currently we have been focusing on bringing more visibility to the PG-WG as well as active review of all proposals such as this one.

Would be glad to have some feedback based on the above review.


Prakash | Project Guiding WG | Discord

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Thank you for the review @drprk, it’s great to see that Ambassadors received funding and am looking forward to seeing their initiatives toward Activity Mining.

Project submitted deliverables:

All deliverables can be viewed here.


thank you for submitting an update for your previous proposal!

Your Grant Deliverables have been reviewed and look to be in good condition. We have also looked at your Project Standing, it looks to be in good condition and ready to apply for another grant.

We would like to thank you for your positive contributions to the Ocean Ecosystem and I look forward to reviewing future proposals from your project. All the best! -Your OceanDAO Team