Take Action

1) Host Your Own Screening!

You can share the films with your colleagues, friends and groups by signing up to host your own screening. We’ll send you DVDs or download links for free and an online screening toolkit to make it easy.

2) Contact Your Elected Representatives

3) Stay Informed

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4) Learn More / Ocean Planning Resources

National – US

Healthy Oceans Coalition
Keep the Ocean Working – Read personal stories in support of ocean planning
Industry Support letters – Diverse industries have been supporting ocean planning. See examples here and here.
National Ocean Council’s Implementation Plan
National Ocean Council’s Marine Planning Handbook
US Regional Overview – Data.gov


Northeast Regional Planning Body
Northeast Regional Council on the Ocean (NROC)
Northeast Ocean Data Portal – Mapping tool used in ocean planning
The Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan
Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan
Blue Plan for Long Island Sound –  Bi-state plan for managing Long Island Sound


Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO)
Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal
– Mapping tool used in ocean planning
Virginia Coastal Zone Management – Learn more about statewide coastal programs
Virginia Beach Surfrider Chapter – sign up for their newsletter to get local updates on ocean planning
New York Ocean Plan (draft)

West  Coast

West Coast Marine Planning
West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health

Washington Marine Spatial Planning

Other Regions – US

Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance (GSAA)
GSAA Coast and Ocean Portal
Gulf of Mexico Alliance
Great Lakes Regional Collaboration
Pacific Islands Regional Planning Body


British Columbia Marine Spatial Planning


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