BSEE InspectorsInterior's Bureaus share a wide range of responsibilities for Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes 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 and coastal Great lakes resources. 

The Senior Ocean Policy Team includes representatives from Interior bureaus and offices that have ocean 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, Coastal and Great Lakes activities at the Department of the Interior please contact:

Liza Johnson
Policy Analyst/Coordinator, DOI's Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Activities
Mail Stop 3530
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20240
Tel: 202-208-1378
E-mail: Liza_M_Johnson@ios.doi.gov

Cheryl Fossani
Policy Analyst
Mail Stop 3530, Room 3519
1849 C Street NW,
Washington, DC 20240
Tel: (202) 208-5004
E-mail: cheryl_fossani@ios.doi.gov

Ann B. Tihansky
Physical Scientist/Communications
NEWSWAVE Editor
U.S. Department of the Interior
Ocean, Coasts and Great Lakes Activities
1849 C Street NW, Room 3516
MS-3530 MIB
Washington, DC 20240
Tel: 202-208-3342
E-mail: ann_tihansky@ios.doi.gov