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: