Working toward an America whose stewardship ensures that the oceans, our coasts, and the Great Lakes are healthy and resilient, safe and productive, and understood and treasured so as to promote the well-being, prosperity, and security of present and future generations.
An ocean policy has been called for by diverse ocean leaders for over ten years. In 2010, President Obama turned these recommendations into reality by establishing the first comprehensive stewardship policy to protect, maintain and restore the oceans, our coasts, and Great Lakes.
From the Pacific Islands to New England, people in coastal areas are discovering the benefits found within the National Ocean Policy and marine planning. Surf to your section of America to see what’s going on.
The National Ocean Policy needs our support. This commonsense policy balances uses while protecting important places. Find your way to support our nation’s first ever comprehensive ocean, coastal and Great Lakes policy.
Mind Blown. From today's OpenChannels Live Chat on Marine Spatial Planning in Reality: Preliminary Governance Findings of the MESMA Project. This is from the EU's work thus far, but it doesn't mean we can't learn from what they are doing. This graphic "illustrates the objectives and tensions of MSP and EBM [ecosystem based management]"
Hey NOPers! If you live in these cities and states do yourself a solid and check out a showing of Ocean Frontiers!! You won't regret it and may be inspired to be an ocean steward! ...