The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative brings together all sectors of the ocean community to catalyze action and monitor progress toward meaningful ocean policy reform. Our Ocean Action Agenda outlines a compelling set of recommendations to ensure the health and productivity of our oceans, coasts, & Great Lakes.

Recent Updates

JOCI Submits FY2019 Appropriations Testimony

Read our testimony to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for NOAA, NSF, and NASA.

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JOCI Statement on Administration’s Ocean Executive Order


Read our statement on the Trump Administration's Ocean Executive Order

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VADM Paul Gaffney discusses Ocean Policy Executive Order in Op-ed

JOCI Newsletter

Read Leadership Council Member VADM Paul Gaffney and Ocean Conservancy's Janis Searles Jones' Op-ed titled For Science and Security, Trump Should Prioritize Our Oceans. Read more

The challenges we face in managing our oceans effectively also present opportunities for innovation, collaboration, and actions. Our oceans are held in public trust, and we must act together to secure the future of our oceans and health and wealth of our nation.

— Charting the Course: Securing the Future of America's Oceans