Our Mission

The Interior Department is one of our Nation’s principal stewards for our Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes resources. Interior recognizes the vital connection between the health of our Nation’s natural resources and human health and economy. 

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Ocean, Coasts and Great Lakes Activities




Underwater sea maps

USGS Releases New Underwater Map Series.

FRI, OCTOBER 18, 2013, 09:56 AM EST

Video and acoustic data provide high detail of California seafloor. Read More >


Sea Turtles Benefit From Protected Areas

Sea Turtles Benefit From Protected Areas

FRI, OCTOBER 18, 2013, 09:56 AM EST

Tagging study looks at habitat use in Dry Tortugas National Park. Read More >


San Juan Islands Designated as National Monument.

San Juan Islands Designated as National Monument.

FRI, OCTOBER 18, 2013, 09:56 AM EST

Nearly 1,000 acres are protected for future generations. Read More >


Managing for the Future in a Rapidly Changing Arctic.

Managing for the Future in a Rapidly Changing Arctic

FRI, OCTOBER 18, 2013, 09:56 AM EST

Interior played lead in White House Strategy for Arctic. Read More >


Everglades Restoration

Interior Implements the National Ocean Policy.

FRI, OCTOBER 18, 2013, 09:56 AM EST

Everglades restoration is one way DOI is implementing the plan. Read More >