Big Ocean

A Network of the World’s Large-Scale Marine Managed Areas


The six founding member sites of Big Ocean • December 6, 2010


Big Ocean is a network of managers and partners of existing and proposed large-scale marine managed areas. The collective aim is to improve the effectiveness of management efforts, to serve as a peer learning resource and support system, and to build the professional standards of practice for this emerging genre of marine conservation. Big Ocean also aims to share outcomes and lessons learned in order to increase understanding of the unique contributions of large-scale marine protection and how management of the ocean at such scales is changing the game of ocean governance.

Learn more about the Big Ocean network by surfing around our web site, and getting to know our member sites.