Sargasso Sea Commission

1630 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA

Established: 2014

Organisation type: Intergovernmental organisation (not UN or EU)
Geographical scope: Regional
Member countries: Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Monaco, United Kingdom, United States
Participating countries:
Funding source Percentage

Organisation’s vision:

A new paradigm for ocean conservation.

Organisation’s mission:

The Sargasso Sea Commission encourages and facilitates voluntary collaboration toward the conservation of the Sargasso Sea by exercising a stewardship role for the Sargasso Sea and keeping its health, productivity and resilience under continual review.

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


  • Ocean governance
  • high seas


  • Defining strategies/road maps/priorities for Earth (ocean) observing/science
  • International law, policies, conventions
  • Providing scientific advice for policy makers
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