OCOF Partners & Funders

usgs USGS Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center conducts multidisciplinary scientific research in the coastal and offshore areas of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, and other US Pacific Islands; and in other waterways of the United States.
pointblue Point Blue Conservation Science advances the conservation of birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through science, partnerships and outreach. Founded as Point Reyes Bird Observatory in 1965, Point Blue's 140 scientists work to reduce the impacts of habitat loss, climate change, and other environmental threats while promoting nature-based solutions for wildlife and people, on land and at sea.
noaaBlueprint The NOAA Habitat Blueprint provides a forward looking framework for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to think and act strategically across programs and with partner organizations to address the growing challenge of coastal and marine habitat loss and degradation. Over the last five years, NOAA has selected 10 Habitat Focus Areas, including the Russian River watershed in California. These are places where multiple NOAA offices can effectively focus their resources to prioritize long-term habitat science and conservation efforts.
scwa The Sonoma County Water Agency is a special district whose mission is to effectively manage the water resources in its care for the benefit of people and the environment through resource and environmental stewardship, technical innovation, and responsible fiscal management. The Water Agency provides water supply, flood protection, recycled water distribution, recreational opportunities and wastewater treatment services.
opc The mission of the California Ocean Protection Council is to ensure that California maintains healthy, resilient, and productive ocean and coastal ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations. The Council is charged with coordinating activities of ocean-related state agencies to improve the effectiveness of state efforts to protect ocean resources.
beci The Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI) is a central coordinating hub for all energy and climate research at the University of California at Berkeley. BECI also streamlines collaboration between UC Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and other external partners.
SCC The California State Coastal Conservancy is a State agency established in 1976 to protect and improve natural lands and waterways, help people get to and enjoy the outdoors, and sustain local economies along the length of California’s coast and around San Francisco Bay.
The Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary spans 3,295 square miles off the northern and central California coast. The waters within the Sanctuary are part of a nationally significant marine ecosystem. Encompassing a diversity of highly productive marine habitats, the sanctuary supports an abundance of life, including many threatened or endangered species.
noaa The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a world leader in coastal science and management. NOAA's Office for Coastal Management provides the technology, information, and management strategies used by local, state, and national organizations to address complex coastal issues. The Office for Coastal Management, which is housed within NOAA’s National Ocean Service, has offices and staff members in all six regions of the U.S. coastal zone, including California.
nerrs The National Estuarine Research Reserve System is a partnership of NOAA and coastal states to study and protect vital coastal and estuarine resources.
nerrs The San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (San Francisco Bay NERR) promotes scientific research of the remaining wetlands in San Francisco Bay so that we can better manage and successfully restore these important habitats, and enjoy a healthier Bay.
coravai Coravai develops effective ways to communicate about the environment and natural science. We are a mission-driven organization that seeks to connect the worlds of environmental science and policy with the lives of real people, in order to enable vibrant and resilient communities.
baeccc The Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium (BAECCC) brings together natural resource managers, scientists and others to collaboratively understand and reduce the negative impacts of climate change on Bay Area ecosystems and communities.
nps The National Park Service (NPS) is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The NPS manages the 398 units of the National Park System.
nps The Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Network is one of the premier sources of information about coastal and marine planning and management tools in the United States and internationally. The mission of the Network is to promote healthy coastal and marine ecosystems and communities through the use of tools that help incorporate ecosystem considerations into management.

Becoming a Partner

Are you interested in becoming an OCOF partner? Please contact Maya Hayden for more information about how you can participate in this project.

Updated: July 7, 2016