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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


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


August 14, 2023

OPC is Hiring a Water Quality Program Manager – Apply by September 1, 2023

We are hiring an Environmental Scientist (Water Quality Program Manager) to help advance strategic priorities and inform policies related to improving coastal and marine water quality in California. The Environmental Scientist will lead OPC’s efforts related to water quality and […]

Categories: Career Opportunities, Equity and Environmental Justice, Marine Pollution, Ocean Acidification, Plastic Pollution, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Water Quality


June 30, 2022

A Great Day for OA (Ocean Acidification)

By Mark Gold, D.Env. Wednesday morning at the UN Ocean Conference started with a session entitled, “Interactive Dialogue: Minimizing and Addressing Ocean Acidification, Deoxygenation and Ocean Warming”. Not exactly a title that inspires confidence that major action was on the agenda (I […]

Categories: Climate Change, Ocean Acidification, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


February 17, 2022

Ocean Protection Council Meeting — February 23, 2022 — Teleconference

The Ocean Protection Council held a public meeting via teleconference at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.  

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, Marine Pollution, Marine Protected Areas, Ocean Acidification, OPC meetings, Plastic Pollution, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Water Quality


September 7, 2021

California Biodiversity Day 2021 – Get Involved!

As a state, California boasts both the highest number of species total and the highest number of species that occur nowhere else. Our state’s animal and plant life is so varied that we’ve been named as one of 36 Global […]

Categories: 30x30, Climate Change, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Kelp, Marine Pollution, Marine Protected Areas, Ocean Acidification, OPC meetings, Outreach and Education, Plastic Pollution, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Water Quality


August 11, 2021

Global Climate Change Report Affirms California’s Leadership

On August 9, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its sixth report on global climate change. The report, which was written by 234 scientists from around the world, provides a sobering outlook for the planet as global temperatures continue to increase and signals an urgency for action now. Many changes observed are […]

Categories: 30x30, Climate Change, Marine Protected Areas, Ocean Acidification, Offshore Wind, Outreach and Education, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy


July 21, 2021

Prop 68 Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Solicitation is Open!

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) and California Sea Grant (CASG) are pleased to announce the release of a solicitation for letters of intent on monitoring, research, and synthesis projects that will enhance our understanding of ocean acidification and hypoxia on biological […]

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, Ocean Acidification, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change


May 12, 2021

Ocean Protection Council Meeting — June 15, 2021 — Teleconference

The Ocean Protection Council will hold a public meeting via teleconference from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. View the webinar

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, Kelp, Marine Protected Areas, Ocean Acidification, Offshore Wind, OPC meetings, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems