Ocean Ambassadors | Ocean Protocol Ambassador Program (OPAP) | Round 17

Project Name

Ocean Ambassadors

Project Category


Proposal Earmark


Proposal Description

At OPAP our objective is to onboard the next wave of Web3 talents and provide continuous support to the growth and adoption of Ocean Protocol worldwide.

After successfully

  1. partnering with Ocean Mission in delivering quality Podcasts

  2. integrating Coordinape for governance

  3. introducing new streamlined processes and incentives such as Activity Farming, Impression mining, Leaderboard and after

  4. launching our first version of the OPAP website, we’re now planning to scale the program even further by coordinating with local communities worldwide to attract talents into the core of the Ocean ecosystem and develop targeted referral campaigns.

With over 250 ambassadors from 40 nationalities, we want to take the necessary steps to create a community-led program and transform OPAP into a truly efficient AmbassadorDAO (OPAP DAO).

Grant Deliverables

-Continue work on the Design of the OPAP DAO

  • Economic/social design
  • Supporting tech stack
  • Voting mechanisms
  • XP-veToken conversion

- Introduce new Ambassador perks based on XP earned to increase engagement and number of contributions (NFTs, Rewards, Ocean Wearables)

- Continuous support through our Ambassadors Twitter handle (since January 2022, our twitter gained over 500+ new followers)

- Minimum 4x professional podcasts episode w/ relevant speakers.

- V4 communication support with:

1. e-book on Amazon

2. 5 infographics

3. Professional Whitepaper translation in min 2 languages chosen by OPF

4. 3+ Articles in a selection of languages

5. 30 posts Twitter + engagement

6. 10x short promo videos for social media

Project Description

Project Flagship marks a key step in the decentralization of Ocean Protocol: the Ocean Ambassador program (OPAP) will get its funding from OceanDAO going forward.

At OPAP our objective is to onboard the next wave of Web3 talents and provide continuous support to the growth and adoption of Ocean Protocol worldwide.

Final Product

A top class Ambassador program for Ocean Protocol, incorporating the top talents amongst the most engaged community members in the ecosystem.

Leveraging the talents of a global pool of people to contribute to Outreach efforts for Ocean Protocol.

Value Add 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.

The Ambassadors succeed in building trust and bridges across the Ocean ecosystem and the wider Crypto metaverse, by upholding values of:

  • High Ethical Standards
  • We are trying to build for the long term success of the Ocean Protocol ecosystem, and will not take shortcuts to get there.

  • Full Transparency
  • Every single token that we spend if accounted for and we share publicly all disbursements and deliveries. Anyone can hold us to account and see how we are managing the program

  • Culture of Inclusion
  • We operate on an optimistic governance system, as well as permissionless deliveries, we don’t gatekeep our Ambassadors from doing what they do best, and we trust them to deliver the quality expected from the DAO

Core Team

Upkar Gata-Aura

Background: IT Infrastructure Project Management, Marketing and Strategy

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/upkar-g-0148794a/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/zippy1979uk

Andrea Armanni

Background: Product/Strategy/Marketing

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreaarmanni

Twitter: https://twitter.com/andreaarmanni2

Noelle Siri

Background: Outreach/Media

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/noellesiri/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlockchainLuga1

Bhalisa Sodo

Background: Data Scientist and Content Creator in Web3

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhalisasodo/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dataseusss

Pablo Roccatagliata

Background: Data & Token Economics, Learning

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pabloroccatagliata/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PabloRocc1


Laurent Rochat - Leadership & Coaching (Former Project Lead)

Background: Program management, Leadership, Coaching

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurentrochat/

Robin Lehmann - Leadership & Coaching (Former Program Lead)

Background: Product owner, developer, utility man

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/robinlehmann

GitHub: https://github.com/w1kke

Funding Requested

Minimum Funding Requested

Wallet Address

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Rooting for you! All the best from all of us.

  • Newbie Ocean Ambassador!

Thank you SaaS, great energy! Looking forward to seeing you in action!

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I am a Project-Guiding Member and have assigned myself to help you.

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

I 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!

-Christian Casazza


Thank you Christian for the taking the time to review our proposal :heart::raised_hands:

Project submitted deliverables:

All deliverables from May are in the Notion Acropolis


Hi Ambassadors, super excited for your progress but could you please itemize your deliveables in relationship to your original promises so it’s easier for us and other curators to review?

Project submitted deliverables:


Continue work on the OPAP DAO:

Hive Garden tool has been in testing by the DAO team, and we have had a meeting with 2 from the team behind Garden and they have agreed to provide support for OPAP and consulting to implement the tool if we wish (at no charge).

Meeting minutes are linked here:


30 posts of Twitter engagement:

This has been exceeded with the Analytics shared here in detail:

38 Tweets, 100 new followers, 84,783 impressions, 2004 engagements

In Progress

1x e-Book on Amazon:

The e-Book has been completed, however since the e-Book has been put together, changes are upcoming in v4, rather than release the e-book and it be already out of dates, changes are being made to the e-book to bring ensure that it is in compliance with the latest changes from ONDA. Adraft of the e-Book can be found on the discord at this message:

4x Professional Podcast episodes:

1x produced of 4, the second podcaster did produce episodes, however submitted their own grant and used funding from that for the Web3 Podcast rather than via OPAP

Ocean Missions Podcast

5 Infographics:

3x Infographics produced and shared:

One of which had a reach of more than 5000 views

Professional Whitepaper Translation:

This is incomplete, we have candidates ready to produce this in German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese, however the choice of languages still needs to be agreed with OPF.

3+ Articles in a selection of languages:

2x New Articles

8x Article Translations

Notion – The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases. - Links here in the OPAP Acropolis

10x Short Promo Videos for Social Media:

1x Longer Video (15mins) was produced and shared:


Thank you for the excellent deliverables and providing relevant links to each item. I have reviewed them briefly and it looks great. Thank you for the update and all the best in R18!