Our Team


Interior's Bureaus share a wide range of responsibilities for ocean, Great Lakes and coastal resources ranging from stewardship of vast land, coastal and ocean areas to ensuring safe and sustainable management of our Nation's energy resources. The Interior coordinates efforts across the Department to ensure ocean and coastal-related programs in all bureaus support stewardship and collaborative conservation and management of our nation’s ocean, Great Lakes and coastal resources. 

The Senior Ocean Policy Team includes representatives from Interior bureaus and offices that have ocean, Great Lakes and coastal responsibilities. This team facilitates coordination and consistency among ocean management agencies and coordinates expertise within and across bureaus to oversee policy and program management. 

Across the nation, Interior leadership participates in regional ocean partnerships and regional planning bodies to help coordinate information, planning and policies as they pertain to ocean and coastal resource management needs.

For more information about coordinated ocean, Great Lakes and coastal activities at the Department of the Interior please contact:

Liza Johnson
Ocean, Great Lakes, and Coastal Program Coordinator​
Mail Stop 3530
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20240
Tel: 202-208-1378
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Ann B. Tihansky
Communications Coordinator
U.S. Department of the Interior
Ocean, Great Lakes, and Coastal Program
1849 C Street NW, Room 3517
MS-3530 MIB
Washington, DC 20240
Tel: 202-208-3342
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