Big Ocean would like to thank the organizations, which have generously provided the support necessary to host and facilitate Big Ocean meetings: National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Conservation International, and New England Aquarium.


Big Ocean is seeking additional resources and support in order to develop and implement research projects and capacity building activities for the next two to three years. As Big Ocean is a network, the support being sought is to benefit the collective, to leverage and maximize the impacts across one or more member sites, and to enhance this growing field of marine conservation.

Big Ocean is in the process of refining its 18-month work plan focused initially on capacity building, planning and research. These activities will require outside support in order to be effectively and successfully implemented.

Organizations and/or individuals interested in learning more about or becoming a sponsoring partner, should contact Big Ocean Staff.