Consortium for Ocean Leadership

1201 New York Avenue, NW, 4th Floor Washington, DC 20005

Established: 2007

Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation
Geographical scope: National
Member countries:
Participating countries: United States
Funding source Percentage

Organisation’s vision:

The consortium's aggregate vision is - a global society that views its own well-being as intimately connected, inseparable with the ocean.

Organisation’s mission:

Ocean Leadership shapes the future of ocean science and technology through discovery, understanding and action.
They provide expertise in managing, coordinating, and facilitating scientific programs and partnerships; influencing sound ocean policy; and educating the next generation of ocean leaders.

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):

We have a proven track record of shaping the future of ocean science and technology through discovery, understanding, and action. Representing institutions across the U.S., Australia, Bermuda, and Canada, we have managed over a billion dollars in science funding since our inception, supporting every aspect of oceanic discovery from the ocean floor to outer space.

We manage, coordinate, and facilitate ocean research and education programs between academic and industrial oceanographic institutions and government entities in the areas of ocean exploration, ocean observing, analysis and prediction, and informal education. With the reputation for being a credible source of information for policymakers in the nation’s capital, we advocate for sound ocean policy and wise investment in ocean science, infrastructure, and education.


  • Ocean Science
  • education
  • ocean advocacy
  • program management and coordination
  • research


  • Advocating for (ocean) science
  • Advocating for Earth (ocean) observations
  • Defining strategies/road maps/priorities for Earth (ocean) observing/science