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 Recognizes Continued Benefits of the National Ocean Policy


Read our press release recognizing the continued benefits that the National Ocean Policy delivers to Americans

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Joint Initiative Supports Save Our Seas Act


Read our letter to the House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans regarding the Save Our Seas Act of 2017

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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