Coordination and administration of Big Ocean is made possible through generous support from NOAAs Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Ocean Initiatives Program.


Current sponsors of Big Ocean activities and products include: National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Conservation International, and New England Aquarium.


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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 a three year budget 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 us