The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative brings together all sectors of the ocean community to catalyze action and monitor progress toward meaningful ocean policy reform.

Recent Updates

New Three Year Strategy

Birds by the sea

Our 2014-2017 Strategy aims to improve awareness, leadership, and commitment to ocean health and productivity.

Overview of the 2014-2017 strategy

Summer 2014 Newsletter

JOCI Newsletter

To learn more about our recent activities and our Leadership Council, check out our Summer 2014 Newsletter.

Summer Joint Initiative Newsletter

Charting the Course

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

Our 2013 recommendations to the Obama Administration and Congress on how to effectively manage our oceans.

Read Charting the Course Report

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