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.
A New Wave: A new blog series on #MarinePlanning around the country!! The series starts off by looking at the Caribbean's take on #OceanPlanning as a key to supporting healthy marine ecosystems and the economies of our coastal communities.
A New Wave: A comprehensive #MarinePlanning Training Course has engaged almost 200 coastal decision makers in coastal and marine planning, in 7 of the National Ocean Policy planning regions, representing 27 of the 35 coastal states, commonwealths, and territories. Wow~