Our Ocean Network

Coming Together to Protect Our Ocean

Become a voice for the ocean

Our Ocean Network gives you a direct connection to the ocean policymaking that shapes our lives, our communities, and the health of our ocean. We provide expert information and updates on federal ocean policy and legislation, and insider guidance on how to make your voice heard in the debate.

Through information and engagement opportunities, Our Ocean Network gives you the tools you need to have an impact. Whether you are a scientist, fisherman, surfer, business owner, or simply care about the ocean’s future, we lay the groundwork and provide the insights it takes to help you influence ocean policy for the better.

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Our Goals:

  • Provide expert information and insights you can rely on to understand what’s happening in the world of federal ocean policy and funding;
  • Give you the tools and resources you need to be informed, engaged and impactful in the policy debate;
  • Connect a powerful community of voices for our ocean to decision makers in Washington D.C.

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We invite you to sign-up for our email updates that keep ocean users in the loop about what is happening in Congress and at the White House. We will invite you to webinars, events and trainings that empower you to make a difference.

Our ocean is facing many challenges, and it will take all of us to make sure we are heard by the lawmakers who can help us protect it. It is our hope that as part of this network, you will have all the tools and support you need to make your voice heard for the ocean with confidence.

  • “No vessel captain or owner wants to hit a whale. But avoiding whales takes the commitment of many and the resources and expertise that NOAA provides through its personnel and through funding for research nationwide.”

    Kathy Burek
    Veterinary Pathologist
    Kathy Burek
  • “Let’s not forget that America is an ocean nation. Investing in our oceans is an investment in America”

    Buddy Custard
    President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network
    Buddy Custard

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This informal, no frills newsletter will bring you infrequent but timely updates from the DC policy sphere on key issues of national and regional prevalence.

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Join our storytelling series that highlights coastal and ocean communities across the country.

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Download Advocacy Toolkits

Set of practical tools and key messages for individuals and organizations to engage and influence ocean policy discussions at the federal level.

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Webinars

Webinars focused on educating individuals and groups on key ocean policy issues, ranging from traditional webinars to in-person events in key states across the country.

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