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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 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


January 16, 2024

OPC is Hiring a Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Program Manager – Apply by February 2, 2024

We are hiring an Environmental Scientist (Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Program Manager) to help advance strategic priorities related to sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, resilient fishing communities, and thriving fish and wildlife populations in California. The Environmental Scientist will work in […]

Categories: Aquaculture, Career Opportunities, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems


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


October 9, 2023

Offshore Wind Environmental Monitoring Guidance – Grant Awarded

Update October 2023 We are thrilled to announce that the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation (CMSF) has been selected as the recipient of the project to develop comprehensive offshore wind environmental monitoring guidance. The guidance will serve as a valuable resource […]

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, Offshore Wind, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy


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


April 11, 2023

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – April 24, 2023 – Teleconference and Public Forum

The Ocean Protection Council held a hybrid public meeting via teleconference and in a public forum at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2023. The meeting summary and webcast recording are now available.

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


February 2, 2023

Updates from the January 24, 2023 Council Meeting

The January 24 Ocean Protection Council (OPC) meeting finalized significant efforts from 2022 and set the framework for continued progress toward protecting California’s coast and ocean in 2023. OPC staff presented the Annual Coast and Ocean Report highlighting both preliminary […]

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, Grant Projects, OPC meetings, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy


June 15, 2022

Impact Science

By Mark Gold, D.Env. Yesterday, the OPC hosted its first in-person meeting in more than two years. Like all state agencies, we are trying to figure out the new normal with hybrid meetings – good online participation, but a public […]

Categories: Aquaculture, Kelp, OPC meetings, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems


February 17, 2022

Preliminary Findings From First-Ever Study of Offshore Wind Development on Coastal Upwelling Now Available!

In California offshore waters, sustained northwesterly winds have been identified as a key energy resource which could contribute substantially to California’s renewable energy mandate (Senate Bill 100). These winds drive the upwelling of deeper, cool, nutrient-rich waters that sustains a […]

Categories: Offshore Wind, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy