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THE Ocean Panel

World leaders across 18 countries are working together to catalyse and implement ocean solutions around the world.

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100% Sustainable Ocean Management

50% of global coastlines

45% of global EEZs

21% of the world’s fisheries

25% of the world’s shipping fleet


Tracking Blue: From Ambition to Action for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

The First Progress Report from The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy In...

Opportunities for Transforming Coastal and Marine Tourism: Towards Sustainability, Regeneration and Resilience

In December 2020, the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) released...

The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change: Updated Opportunities for Action

The ocean regulates our climate and can significantly buffer the worst impacts of climate change,...

100% Sustainable Ocean Management: An Introduction to Sustainable Ocean Plans

In 2020, the members of the Ocean Panel announced their shared ambition to sustainably manage...

Ocean Solutions that Benefit People, Nature and the Economy

'Ocean Solutions that Benefit People, Nature and the Economy' is a report commissioned by the...

Ocean Finance: Financing the Transition to a Sustainable Ocean Economy

The paper demonstrates the role insurance can play in accelerating the transition and how ocean-related...
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The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (The Ocean Panel) aims to advance a more prosperous and resilient future for people and the planet.

Countries across our blue planet are coming together for a sustainable ocean economy. Nations large and small, across all ocean basins, at every stage of economic development, at every extreme of the ocean environment from the tropics to the arctic.

A healthy ocean is essential for everyone.

Humanity’s well-being is intertwined with the health of the ocean. The ocean stabilizes the climate, sustains us, and leads to greater prosperity.

Transformations: A vision for protection, production and prosperity

The framework for change is laid out in the new ocean action agenda, built upon knowledge and science.

‘Transformations for a Sustainable Ocean Economy’ is the culmination of a historic effort to chart the course towards a sustainable ocean economy and sets out the shared aim to sustainably manage 100% of the ocean area under national jurisdiction, guided by Sustainable Ocean Plans.

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Action Groups

Ocean Panel Action Groups are made up of entities from the public, private, financial, research and civil society sectors committed to help accelerate, scale and finance ocean action to help create the change we are striving for.

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