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A unique global initiative led by serving heads of state and government
from around the world who are building momentum for a
sustainable ocean economy, informed by leading
global experts and practitioners.

The Ocean Panel aims to
advance a more prosperous and resilient
future for people and the planet.


World leaders across 17 countries are working together to catalyse and implement ocean solutions around the world.


The ocean is a life source. 

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

A healthy ocean is essential for everyone.

The ocean is responsible for about 50% of the oxygen produced on the planet, covers 70% of Earth and absorbs 25% of CO2 emissions.

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.

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.

The Latest News


Our Ocean Conference – Commitments Roundup

The annual Our Ocean Conference took place in Panama on 2-3 March bringing together government, civil society and business groups to discuss and take action on key ocean issues. Now in its eighth year, the…
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All 17 Ocean Panel countries commit to international agreement to tackle illegal fishing

The Government of Mexico has ratified the Port State Measures Agreement, a critical tool in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Jamaica also announced that they will accede to the agreement in the…
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Joint Leaders Statement on Sustainable Coastal and Marine Tourism: Supporting Climate, Biodiversity and Sustainable Ocean Economies

Coastal and marine tourism represents at least 50 percent of total global tourism.1 It constitutes the largest economic sector for most small island developing states and coastal states.    Coastal and marine tourism is highly dependent…
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New members strengthen Ocean Action 2030’s mission for a sustainable ocean economy

Panama City, Panama (1 March, 2023) The Ocean Action 2030 coalition has today been strengthened by two new participating members: the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and Sustainable Development Reform Hub (SDR Hub) at…
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