As part of President Obama's National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes, the National Ocean Council has released the Implementation Plan to address some of the most pressing challenges facing the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes. It describes the actions the Federal Government will take to improve the health of the ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes, which support tens of millions of jobs, contribute trillions of dollars a year to the national economy, and are essential to public health and national security.

Click here to review the Implementation Plan.


The National Ocean Council teamed with the initiative to create, an open and accessible website that houses and references a wealth of information and tools available to support ocean planning efforts.