We work to ensure effective ocean management and governance for our marine resources through policy and funding. We synthesize vitally important scientific and policy information and provide it to decision makers involved in the federal budget and appropriations process in order to encourage sustainable use of our ocean resources and ensure healthy oceans now and for future generations.
Given the importance of marine and coastal ecosystems, we should be investing more in monitoring, researching, protecting, and restoring the health of these systems. We should be enhancing their resilience so that they can better recover when disasters happen, whether from man-made disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill or natural ones such as hurricane Katrina.
Marine Conservation Institute works to ensure the federal government is adequately funding marine conservation efforts in the United States.