Ocean, Great Lakes and Coastal Program

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

Vision: Our Ocean, Great Lakes, and Coasts are healthy and resilient, valued and prosperous, safe and accessible for current and future generations.
Mission: To uphold stewardship responsibilities through increased understanding, conservation, responsible use, and collaborative science-based management.
  • Find out more about Ocean and Coastal Resources Stewardship.

    Ocean and Coastal Resources Stewardship

  • News From The U.S. Department Of The Interior: Ocean, Great Lakes and Coasts.

    NEWSWAVE - Read the latest

  • Department of the Interior leadership supports state-led regional ocean partnerships (ROPs), as well as Federal-state-tribal marine planning partnerships called regional planning bodies (RPBs).

    Regional Coordination

  • Find out more about our interagency partnerships.

    Interagency Partnerships