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February 9, 2024

OPC’s Environmental Justice Small Grants Program – Opens March 11, 2024

Through an exciting partnership with Justice Outside, OPC’s pilot Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants program, will officially launch in March 2024!   OPC’s Equity Plan highlights the importance of advancing more inclusive and accessible funding pathways to broaden opportunities for sustainable […]

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





November 16, 2023

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – December 12, 2023 – 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, December 12, 2023. The agenda and meeting materials are available.

Categories: Event, Funding Opportunities and Updates, OPC meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy







July 10, 2023

Help the Kelp: How Innovative Science and an Unprecedented New Investment Will Inform the Future of Kelp Restoration in California

California’s iconic underwater forests are under threat from climate change. From 2014-2019, more than 95% of the bull kelp off our state’s northern coastline disappeared following a record-breaking marine heat wave and an explosion in kelp-eating purple sea urchin populations. […]

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, Kelp, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems





April 25, 2023

Updates from the April 24, 2023 Council Meeting

The April 24 Ocean Protection Council (OPC) meeting moved several efforts forward into next steps and introduced new efforts toward protecting California’s coast and ocean in 2023. Action items on the agenda supporting OPC’s Strategic Plan goals were all passed […]

Categories: Aquaculture, Equity and Environmental Justice, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Grant Projects, Marine Pollution, Marine Protected Areas, OPC meetings, Plastic Pollution, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Water Quality





March 16, 2023

OPC and California Sea Grant Microplastic Research Program Request for Proposals

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) and California Sea Grant are seeking applications for two separate research calls to advance microplastics understanding and management in California, consistent with the priorities outlined in the California Ocean Litter Strategy and Statewide Microplastics Strategy. Proposals should […]

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, Marine Pollution, Plastic Pollution, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity