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: The vision of Ocean and Coastal Activities at the Department of the Interior is to support healthy and vibrant coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes resources and their use to benefit current and future generations.

Mission: Interior is committed to supporting the National Ocean Council and the National Ocean Policy vision for responsible stewardship that ensures the ocean, our coasts and the Great Lakes are healthy and resilient, safe and productive, and understood and treasured so as to promote the well being, prosperity and security of present and future generations.

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Mom and kids walk along the beach
Mom and kids walk along the beach
Find out more about Ocean and Coastal Resources Stewardship.
NEWSWAVE cover screen shot
NEWSWAVE cover screen shot
News From The U.S. Department Of The Interior: Ocean, Great Lakes and Coasts (Summer 2016).
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Regions map
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).
Scuba divers near coral
Scuba divers near coral
Find out more about our interagency partnerships.