Sailor, Explorer, Entrepreneur
Jonathan DeLong is an ocean advocate, entrepreneur, and lifelong sailor - from coastal cruising to competitive racing, he currently lives aboard a lovely sailboat on the San Francisco Bay, with thousands of miles logged. Committed to systems design thinking, he focuses on end-to-end regenerative ocean economies from policy to economic forces, to funding and innovation pipelines, to execution and adoption, and everything in between. His personal project and research dataset for the Blue New Deal has become an opensource tool for those seeking to better understand ocean economies. When not mentoring and facilitating hackathons and startup workshops, with a business development focus he can be found delivering innovative tech solutions to telecom carriers, governments, and others. His passion is exploring the intersection of prosperity, humanity, and ocean ecology - to drive social, racial, & environmental justice.
A mariner to the core, Jonathan also holds a USCG Merchant Marine 50 Ton Captain's License with sailing & towing certifications, Royal Yachting Association Skipper’s License, Padi Open Water Dive Certified, and he swims or kayaks several miles a week.