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June 11, 2024

Senate Bill 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant Program – Next Submission Deadline is June 28, 2024

The Senate Bill 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant Program (SB 1 Grant Program) Track 1 proposals are accepted on a rolling, quarterly, non-competitive basis. The next submission deadline is Friday, June 28, 2024 for consideration at the September […]

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change


June 7, 2024

From Fishponds to Floating Turbines – Ocean Solutions on Display at Capitol Hill Ocean Week  

By Conner Smith, California Sea Grant State Fellow  The lead up to World Oceans Day on June 8, 2024 is often a time for big announcements in ocean stewardship. This year was no different. The Biden administration kicked off Oceans Week, […]

Categories: 30x30, Climate Change, Marine Protected Areas, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Tribal Engagement


June 5, 2024

Updates from the June 4, 2024 Council Meeting

The June 4, 2024 Ocean Protection Council (OPC) meeting included investments and informational updates on all four of the Council’s strategic plan goals to address climate change, advance equity, conserve marine biodiversity, and support a sustainable blue economy. Key actions included adoption […]

Categories: 30x30, Equity and Environmental Justice, Leadership and Staff Updates, Offshore Wind, OPC meetings, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Tribal Engagement


June 4, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ocean Protection Council Adopts Updated Guidance to Help California Prepare for and Adapt to Rising Seas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For media inquiries, please contact: Jenn Eckerle, OPC Executive Director:Jenn.Eckerle@resources.ca.gov Ocean Protection Council adopts updated guidance to help California prepare for and adapt to rising seas Called the “State of California Sea Level Rise Guidance: 2024 Science […]

Categories: Climate Change, Press Releases, Report Release, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change


May 14, 2024

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – June 4, 2024 – Teleconference and Public Forum

The Ocean Protection Council will hold a hybrid public meeting via teleconference and in a public forum at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Meeting documents are available.

Categories: 30x30, Event, Offshore Wind, OPC meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Tribal Engagement


April 26, 2024

OPC Awards $1 Million to Support Tribal Nature-Based Solutions Projects on California’s Coast

OPC is thrilled to announce $1 million in awards to support Tribal Nature-Based Solutions projects on California’s coast. This investment comes as part of a larger commitment announced today by Governor Gavin Newsom to award up to $107.7 million for 32 projects that support […]

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, Grant Projects, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Tribal Engagement


April 4, 2024

Call for Nominations: Tribal Scientists for Offshore Wind Environmental Monitoring Guidance 

We are pleased to issue a call for nominations for tribal scientists to contribute to the development of environmental monitoring guidance for offshore wind. In October of 2023, OPC selected California Marine Sanctuary Foundation (CMSF) via a competitive proposal process to […]

Categories: Climate Change, Offshore Wind, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Tribal Engagement


March 26, 2024

SB 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant – Technical Assistance Program is Open

In partnership with Coastal Quest, OPC is excited to announce the launch of the Senate Bill 1 Technical Assistance Program (SB 1 TA Program) to support sea level rise adaptation planning! The SB 1 TA Program aims to provide grant […]

Categories: Equity and Environmental Justice, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity


March 1, 2024

Updates from the February 29, 2024 Council Meeting

At the February 29 Ocean Protection Council (OPC) meeting, OPC staff presented the Annual Coast and Ocean Report 2023 with a continuation of scientific indicators to provide a snapshot of California’s coast and ocean health, and status of OPC accomplishments […]

Categories: Leadership and Staff Updates, Ocean Acidification, OPC meetings, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems


March 1, 2024

SB 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant Program – Solicitation Update

OPC’s SB 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant Program has updated solicitation guidelines to streamline the application process. This includes the removal of the Letter of Alignment requirement for all Track 1 proposals. Please see the SB 1 Funding webpage for the […]

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change