[Proposal Round 14] 🌊🟣 Ocean Pearl: The Ocean Ecosystem Project Tracker

:ocean::purple_circle: Ocean Pearl: Ocean Ecosystem Project Tracker

Part 1 - Proposal Submission

Name of Project:

Ocean Pearl

Proposal in one sentence:

We will redefine the current way proposals are submitted by creating a user-friendly process directly on Ocean Pearl.

Description of the project and what problem is it solving:


While the Ocean ecosystem is growing, it is difficult to keep track of all the developments, announcements, events, and conversations. This is especially evident when you look at a subset of the Ocean ecosystem: oceanDAO.

It is almost impossible to keep track of all proposals, deliverables, progress, and impact on the ecosystem. Users who want to vote also need to touch several platforms to inform themselves (Github, port, vote). As a project owner, you have to write a new proposal based on a text template which is not ideal as formatting differences make it very difficult for automated software to extract the relevant information from a proposal.


  • Get a (quick) overview of the projects in the Ocean ecosystem via an easy to use web app
  • A community-initiated project as a foundation for a decentralized OceanDAO
  • Improve transparency of (funded) projects
  • Create guidelines for (future) OceanDAO proposals for better comparability between projects/proposals
  • Give more people with a non-tech background the opportunity to overview current developments.
  • Build the foundation for a place to get a high-level overview of the health and diversity of the Ocean ecosystem
  • Standardized, clean data through an API for third parties
  • Keep up with new proposals in the OceanDAO
  • A quick way to find exciting projects (to contribute to)
  • Aggregate Ocean Protocol content into one platform

Grant Deliverables:

  • Project Creator
    • Create a new project or update your existing ones on Ocean Pearl via your connected wallet
  • Proposal Creator
    • Step-by-step form which leads the user through the creation process for proposals
    • Inspired by Grant Proposal Template
    • Information aggregated into one platform. Users do not need to check the Wiki or other sources to create grant proposals
  • Maintenance Leaderboard (100% delivered)
    • Adjusting logic to removal of token burning

Which Project Category best describes your project?

Improvements to OceanDAO

Are you applying for an Earmark?


What is the final product?

Form assisted project and proposal creation on oceanpearl.io with detailed guidance through the entire creation process. This will help to onboard new projects to the oceanDAO. The proposal will be exported as open-proposal-standard which can easily be consumed by third parties. Furthermore, we make the proposal data available via our API.

Question on β€œvalue 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?

This proposal is the second of a three part series to streamline the user experience regarding proposing to the OceanDAO.

  1. Simplified project/proposal-creation with standardized proposal structure

    • projects spend less time writing proposals and more time building
    • lowering barriers to entry for first time projects
  2. Publish Proposals in a machine readable format (public access via api)

    • reduce manual data extraction from proposals

    • this helps to scale the internal processes of the oceanDAO

    • enable other projects to exchange proposal-data in a standardized way

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.

Round Amount in $OCEAN
5 7500
7 23000
9 22764
11 18916

Team Website:

Twitter Handle:


Discord Handle:

Official Ocean Pearl Discord Server: https://discord.gg/eswpj8qzrh

Project lead full name:

Sebastian Abromeit (LinkedIn) (Discord: abrom8#8580)

Project lead email:


Country of Residence:


Part 2 - Team

2.1 Core Team

Project Lead - Sebastian Abromeit. Full Stack Developer, Hamburg, Germany (LinkedIn) (Discord: abrom8#8580)

Head of Design - Moritz Murauer. Designer & Front-end Developer, Munich, Germany (LinkedIn) (Discord: MoritzMurauer | OceanPearl#9225)

Dominik Nolte. Full Stack Developer, Hamburg, Germany (LinkedIn) (Discord: Maka#7957)

Marcel Haßlinger. Full Stack Developer, Frankfurt, Germany (LinkedIn) (Discord: marhali#6965)

Brian BΓΆhm. Full Stack Developer, Hamburg, Germany (LinkedIn) (Discord: Zuckerwattederivat#2657)

Part 3 - Proposal Details

3.1 Details

Details of the proposal:

As deliverable of our last proposal we created a proposal standard as the underlying data structure for OceanDAO proposals. This will drive automation, scaling and will enable other projects to use the data. We want to improve the user experience for proposal creators. For this reason, we have created extensive figma designs that will be implemented as part of this proposal.

OceanDAO is currently evaluating Gitcoin as a full-fledged solution for proposal handling. If Gitcoin becomes the underlying system behind OceanDAO, Ocean Pearl will seek to adapt to it and integrate the proposal creation process into it. If Gitcoin proves to be an insufficient solution, Ocean Pearl’s Proposal Creator could serve as a standalone alternative.

Part of this proposal is retroactive funding for changes to the leaderboard. Due to a change in the funding mechanism, unused tokens are no longer burned. This led to incorrect calculations in our leaderboard. This required major changes to our backend system.

3.6 If in Category β€œImprovements to OceanDAO”:

We commit to collaborating closely with the OceanDAO core team.


We commit to making publicly available any improved DAO tooling.


3.7 If the project includes software:

Are there any mockups or designs to date?

Please give an overview of the technology stack.

We use NuxtJS / Vue.js, NestJS and MongoDB

3.8 If the project includes community engagement:

Which channels will be used? For how long?

We will continue to post regular updates on Twitter about the progress of Ocean Pearl.

3.9 Project Deliverables - Roadmap

Any prior work completed thus far? Details?

Ocean Pearl already completed several prior proposals. Users can use our Website to find all existing projects and proposals in the Ocean Ecosystem. Projects can manage their project with our administration panel. OceanDAO interested parties can use our leaderboard to get the current status of the voting process.

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

  • Integrating Ocean Pearl into the OceanDAO
  • Help to unify OceanDAO resources into one platform

3.10 Additional Information

You can find our designs on Figma:


You have our support, glad that eventually you are integrating with OceanDAO and create one unified system

Keep up the good work



Thank you for submitting your proposal @abrom8. It is now registered into Airtable and your Proposal has been accepted into R14.

All the best!

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Hi @abrom8 ,

Thank you for submitting your proposal for R-14!

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

I have reviewed your proposal and would like to thank you for your participation inside of the Ocean Ecosystem!

Your project looks promising and I believe it’s aligned with our evaluation criteria of generating positive value towards the Ocean Ecosystem and the W3SL.

The project criteria are:

  1. Usage of Ocean β€” how well might the project drive usage of Ocean? The Ocean Pearl team are making the DAO A LOT more user friendly and the DAO is a key part of driving value to Ocean!!
  2. Viability β€” what is the chance of success of the project? They have been delivering a lot and this is being integrated into the DAO so pretty successful I’d say.
  3. Community active-ness β€” how active is the team in the community? the team is super active and adding a lot of value :slight_smile:
  4. Adding value to the community β€” how well does the outcome of the project add value to the overall Ocean community / ecosystem? Ocean Pearl is becoming a key part of the Ocean DAO ecosystem adding value in big ways. Nice work guys.

Based on the reasons above, I am in support of your project and proposal. I look forward to continuing providing support and feedback to your project.

All the best!

-Your PGWG Guide


Thank you for your feedback! @Scotty :slight_smile:

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Thank you for the review @Scotty and for all the great work @abrom8, I agree with Scott hat Pearl is becoming a key part of the ecosystem.

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