The California Ocean Alliance believes that our marine mammal research must have real-world conservation impact.  We implement complimentary conservation projects that ensure marine mammals and their ocean environments thrive for centuries to come. Our research is at the core of cutting-edge conservation policies and our conservation projects aim to amplify the use of sound science in marine management decisions.  We work with policy makers, private industry, other scientists and NGO’s to collaboratively innovate and integrate new approaches to safeguarding ocean health.    


Oceans 2100

COA is committed to ensuring that the world’s ocean environment continues to support vibrant populations of marine mammals.  Our Oceans 2100 project works with policy makers throughout the world with the belief that decisions made today support a sustainable ocean environment tomorrow, and for decades to come.  In the near-term we are working to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.  But we also recognize that meeting this goal in the coming years is only a first step toward protecting marine mammals from the harmful effects of climate change, ocean acidification, and ocean noise.  As such, Oceans 2100 works with world leaders in establishing a more long-term vision for ocean protection.


California Policy

COA’s team works and lives on the California Coast.  We are determined to conduct marine mammal research that has real conservation impact at home.  We work with local community leaders and policy makers to ensure that California coastal habitats are healthy and that California remains a worldwide leader in ocean protection.

Conservation Project support

COA works with academic intuitions, government agencies, and other NGOs to design and implement research-driven conservation projects.  We also work with other marine scientists to translate research findings that impact policy decisions around marine mammal protection.