Ocean Missions - Building on-ramps for Web3 data asset creators to Ocean Protocol

Name of Project:

Ocean Missions

Proposal in one sentence:

Building on-ramps for Web3 data asset buyers & sellers to Ocean Protocol (e.g. NFT, Crypto, DAO & DeFi related data assets).

Description of the project and what problem is it solving:

We’re helping to onboard Web3 data asset buyers & sellers to Ocean Protocol. We connect via outreach activities and guide them through the on-boarding process, creating data assets from on-chain data and publishing them to Ocean Market. Ocean Missions is built on the belief that on-chain & Web3 data provides the lowest barrier to entry for wider market adoption of Ocean Protocol.

Grant Deliverables:

In January we achieved our R13 deliverables, created and published a lot of new content and began testing some new concepts (services & airdrops).

Availability through Feb is less than usual, however we are focussing on these key deliverables.

We use OKRs to identify and prioritise grant deliverables:

Objective 1 - Community Onboarding

Key Results:

Objective 2 - Improve Data Asset Quality

Key Results:

Objective 3 - Extend Runway

Key Results:

  • Kick off Web3 data marketplace discovery with team
  • Reach out to 10+ potential data buyers through Ocean Missions Services.

Which category best describes your project?

Outreach / community / spread awareness

What is the final product?

The final product is a decentralised community for Ocean Protocol data asset creators to build &/or publish on-chain data assets. These could be community owned data assets, client sponsored data missions or data led products built with on-chain data assets (e.g. Maiden Voyage). These will also be sold through a Web3 focussed decentralised data marketplace helping to solve the demand side.

To learn more about this, you can read our vision to create a blockchain analytics organisation that’s co-owned by its members built on Ocean Protocol and our Go to market approach for a Web3 data marketplace. Both sides are necessary to build a market for Web3 data on Ocean Protocol.

Which one or more of the criteria will your project focus on? Why do you believe your team will do well on those criteria?

Usage of Ocean:

We want to build an on-ramp to Ocean Protocol via on-chain data, helping users experiment and use Ocean Protocol within a market which already ‘gets it’ (Web3 data). Ocean Missions members will create &/or publish on-chain data assets on Ocean Protocol which will increase the usage of Ocean through all key metrics to various degrees including DCV, # assets published,TVL, network revenue & active users. By attracting and on-boarding data scientists, developers and product people to Ocean Protocol, some will apply for funding through the Ocean DAO contributing towards # funded projects.

Adding value to the overall community:

Ocean Missions helps to increase awareness of Ocean Protocol by continuing to publish and promote outreach content.

For example:

This content attracts people to both Ocean Missions and Ocean Protocol. By helping new users get familiar with Ocean Protocol via on-chain data it’s likely some will move to other areas (e.g. healthcare) well equipped with a working knowledge of Ocean Protocol.


Over the last 6 months we have continued producing and sharing content at every milestone while starting to foster an ecosystem around Ocean Protocol and on-chain data. Community support for Ocean Protocol & Web3 data is strong and we now have a great founding team to continue executing on the vision.

Funding Requested:


See project financials.

Proposal Wallet Address:


Have you previously received an OceanDAO Grant?


R5 3,750 Ocean
R8 28,302 Ocean
R11 6,679 Ocean
R12 7,966 Ocean
R13 15,862 Ocean

Team Website (if applicable):


Twitter Handle (if applicable):


Discord Handle (if applicable):


Project lead email:

Scottmilat (at) gmail (dot) com

Country of Residence:

Country of residence: Bahrain :bahrain: (from: New Zealand :new_zealand: )

Part 2 - Team

2.1 Core Team

The core team consists of 4 members and we are joined by a growing number of community contributors and bounty hunters.

Scott Milat

  • Project Lead
  • Enterprise business development, contract negotiations and sales
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Software product development
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Web3 experience: 5 Years
  • Linkedin
  • Professional Website

David Cunha

Jennae Lee

Davide Crapis

  • Advisor
  • Data scientist with 10 years of experience building market health, analytics, and optimization software; led marketplace team at Lyft Inc. across science and engineering; working on bringing and expanding these technologies in Web3
  • Active member of OceanDAO (focusing on Parameters & Roadmap), Token Engineering Academy (focusing on reward and voting systems in the Governauts initiative) & completed Ocean DAO grants Analytics Framework
  • Working on projects at the intersection of Data and DeFi, including development of Cofund – a new protocol to fund Web3 work.
  • Ph.D. in Operations Research (Columbia University) and M.Sc. in Economics (Bocconi University); my applied research on online markets and US patents for systems I built have 100+ citations (Google Scholar 1)
  • LinkedIn
  • GitHub

Part 3 - Proposal Details

3.1 Details

Through prior research for Ocean Protocol around data buyers and data providers, we identified that it makes sense to focus on blockchain based data assets first.

We have since identified the data assets we believe are most likely to sell on Ocean Market today and acquired 131 (+24 in Jan) members to our Discord where we have started building on-chain data assets.

To help on-board and upskill members we are improving our LEARN module to include a series of tutorials focussed on working with and publishing on-chain data assets to Ocean Market. The first tutorial is titled ‘working with DeFi data’ and we have so far registered 20 beta users for this. It’s hoped these tutorials will help to on-board new users to Ocean Missions and Ocean Protocol.

We have completed 2 data projects so far, 4 are being worked on currently (+2 in Jan) and we aim to produce many more. We have gained 640 (+117) twitter followers, 1,711 (+513) unique website visitors with 10.5% (+0.5%) of users returning more than once.

Our project’s financial record can be found here.

3.3 If in Category “Outreach / community”:

3.8 If the project includes community engagement:

All content we produce will be published on our blog and shared via twitter, linkedin, reddit and telegram (when suitable).

3.9 Project Deliverables - Roadmap

Any prior work completed thus far? Details?


See our November progress update here.
See our December progress update here.
See our January progress update here.

What is the project roadmap?

All deliverables for this round will be complete by 28 February. Our development approach is iterative allowing us to focus on specific tasks/areas as required while continuing to work towards our overarching vision.

What is the team’s future plans and intentions?

We plan to continue building very closely to the Ocean DAO and become financially sustainable through our services offering and data marketplace built on Ocean for Web3 data assets.


Thank you for submitting your proposal @Scotty, it has now been registered and accepted into R14.

All the best!

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Good work! Your guide to DAO voting for $OCEAN holders is my #1 recommendation for first-time voters.

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Hi @Scotty,

Thank you for submitting your proposal for R14!

Based on the reasons below, I am happy to support your project, proposal, and look forward to continue seeing all the contributions that Ocean missions brings to the Ocean Ecosystem!

I have reviewed your proposal outline, grant deliverables, and valua-added criteria. It’s great to see all the work you have completed and the collaborations taking place with other teams within the Ocean Ecosystem and beyond.

The work you are doing is clearly aligned with our evaluation criteria of generating positive value and towards the Ocean Ecosystem and the W3SL.

  1. Usage of Ocean — It’s clear that Ocean Missions is helping to build a lot of outreach and visibility into the Ocean Ecosystem, usage of the protocol, and use cases around it. There are a lot of different initiatives to drive various missions and outcomes (engineering, supply, and sales). It is clear that Ocean Missions is very well aligned with the usage of Ocean.
  2. Viability — I think Ocean Missions is very viable because they are exploring a good “stack” of business activities that can drive a large amount of traction. Scott is growing a team of contributors around this project and undertaking activities that may lead the project towards a sustainable future by positioning itself around the network, and the business opportunities within it.
  3. Community active-ness — Scott is an incredibly active member in OceanDAO, he participates in different Working Groups, and has been contributing towards business development and outreach for the last year. I believe Ocean Missions also brings a lot of visibility into the community by celebrating ecosystem contributors, and by collaborating with other teams in bounties and other initiatives.
  4. Adding value to the community — As mentioned above, Ocean Missions is collaborating with a lot of different groups inside of the community, in addition to creating channels to onboard participants via podcasts and services relating to data publishing and purchasing.

All the best!

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Thanks for the review and feedback @idiom-bytes very much appreciated :raised_hands:

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