Sustainable Ocean Plans In Action
Ocean Panel countries are showing great leadership towards the transition to a sustainable ocean economy and the ambitious goal to sustainably manage 100% of ocean areas under national jurisdictions.
To achieve the Ocean Panels’ ambitious goal to sustainably manage 100% of the ocean area under their national jurisdictions, member countries agreed to design and establish a Sustainable Ocean Plan that aims to advance long-term economic and social development, while simultaneously promoting the health of marine ecosystems.
These plans are guided by nine core attributes, in accordance with their national context and circumstances.
Featured Case Study
Chile’s iterative approach to sustainable ocean management
Mexico’s ‘Inter-ministerial’ and Integrative Approach to Sustainable Ocean Plans
Fiji’s ecosystem-based approach to sustainable ocean planning
What are the nine core attributes?
An effective plan should be inclusive, integrative, and iterative in its engagement of stakeholders and use of knowledge, it should be place-based, ecosystem-based, and knowledge-based in terms of content, and be endorsed, financed, and capacitated to maximise impact.
Click through the attributes below to explore country case studies and learn about the behind-the-scenes processes countries underwent to develop their plans.
Recognising that countries have disparate starting conditions and resources, each plan aims to reflect each of the nine attributes to differing degrees but will be improved upon over time.
Ocean Panel countries will continue to iterate and strengthen their plans over time to accelerate efforts towards 100% sustainable ocean management.