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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 will be posted starting May 24.

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


February 16, 2024

State Agency Sea Level Rise Action Plan for California – February 2024 Update

OPC worked with the State Sea Level Rise Collaborative (SLR Collaborative) to provide the first update to the State Agency Sea Level Rise Action Plan for California (Action Plan). Originally released in 2022, the Action Plan is a five-year plan to […]

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


February 13, 2024

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – February 29, 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 Thursday, February 29, 2024. The agenda and meeting materials are available. Revised February 28, 2024.

Categories: Event, Ocean Acidification, OPC meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems


January 19, 2024

State of California Sea Level Rise Guidance: 2024 Science and Policy Update – Draft Released for Public Comment – Deadline Extended to March 8

OPC is pleased to release the draft State of California Sea Level Rise Guidance: 2024 Science and Policy Update (Guidance), which will update and replace the previous 2018 State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance. This report consists of the best […]

Categories: Public Comment Opportunity, Report Release, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change


December 15, 2023

Senate Bill 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant Program Opens

OPC is pleased to announce that the Senate Bill 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant Program (SB 1 Grant Program) is now open for proposals. This grant program is a great opportunity for coastal communities to receive funding to […]

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