Regional Coordination

Department of the Interior leadership supports state-led priorities identified by regional ocean partnerships (ROPs) and other regional organizations.


For more information, please visit each regional partnership's webpage:


Caribbean (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands)
Caribbean Regional Ocean Partnership


Great Lakes (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Canada: Ontario, Québec​)
Great Lakes Research Initiative
Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers

Gulf of Maine (U.S. & Canada)
Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment 

Gulf of Mexico (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas)
Gulf of Mexico Alliance 

Mid-Atlantic (New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia)
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean 

Northeast (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut)
Northeast Regional Ocean Council

Pacific Islands (American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii)
Pacific Islands Regional Ocean Partnership

South Atlantic (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida)
Governors' South Atlantic Alliance 

West Coast (California, Washington, Oregon)
West Coast Ocean Alliance


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