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October 5, 2021

Prop 68 Climate Resilience Miniseries Episode 10: Developing a San Diego Regional Coastal Resilience Roadmap

(Intro to the series here) “By working together to develop a shared understanding of the risks we face as well as to prioritize the actions we can take to address them, we can be better prepared for the challenges that lie […]

Categories: Climate Change, Equity and Environmental Justice, Grant Projects, Outreach and Education, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity


September 23, 2021

Prop 68 Climate Resilience Miniseries Episode 9: Bayshore Bikeway Resiliency Project

(Intro to the series here) “I’ve seen Imperial Beach become the city it is today… We have a lot of opportunities to do really cool projects, and one of them is here on the south end of San Diego Bay.” – […]

Categories: Equity and Environmental Justice, Grant Projects, Outreach and Education, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity


September 20, 2021

Announcing the Environmental Justice Advisory Group

An important component of Ocean Protection Council’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan is advancing more equitable and comprehensive ocean and coastal science research, policies, programs and projects that reflect the connection between people, communities, and natural systems. To that end, OPC staff, in […]

Categories: Equity and Environmental Justice, Strategic Goal 2: Equity


April 21, 2021

Coastal Environmental Justice Solicitation FAQ is now available

OPC is pleased to announce that a 2-pager on frequently asked questions for the Coastal Environmental Justice funding opportunity is now available. For more information on the Coastal Environmental Justice Solicitation, please see the Prop 1 webpage. As a reminder, […]

Categories: Equity and Environmental Justice, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Strategic Goal 2: Equity


April 13, 2021

Coastal Environmental Justice Solicitation Office Hours on April 14

OPC staff will be available for virtual “office hours” using a webinar format to answer questions from prospective applicants and provide technical assistance. Office hours are scheduled for April 14, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM. The Office Hours webinar will be conducted as […]

Categories: Equity and Environmental Justice, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Strategic Goal 2: Equity


March 15, 2021

Coastal Environmental Justice Solicitation is Open!

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is pleased to announce the release of a solicitation for letters of intent on coastal projects that benefit communities entitled to environmental justice and improve water quality. Please see the solicitation for specific project […]

Categories: Equity and Environmental Justice, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Strategic Goal 2: Equity


November 10, 2020

What if we get it right? Reflections on WSN 2020

Michael Esgro, OPC Marine Ecosystems Program Manager & Tribal Liaison This past weekend, nearly 900 marine scientists convened online for the 101st Western Society of Naturalists (WSN) annual meeting. Against the backdrop of the U.S. presidential election, the COVID-19 pandemic, and a growing nationwide movement for racial […]

Categories: Climate Change, Equity and Environmental Justice, Kelp, Marine Protected Areas, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems


May 26, 2020

Ocean Protection Council Virtual Public Meeting — June 19, 2020

The Ocean Protection Council hosted a virtual public meeting from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Friday, June 19, 2020. The agenda and instructions on how to participate remotely and provide written or oral public comment can viewed here. Meeting […]

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, OPC meetings, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


February 28, 2020

The Ocean Protection Council Approves A Bold Plan to Protect California’s Coast and Oceans

On February 26, the Ocean Protection Council approved its Strategic Plan to Protect California’s Coast and Ocean for 2020-2025. The plan establishes an ambitious collective vision for protecting the intrinsic, cultural, ecological and economic benefits provided by California’s coast and […]

Categories: Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy