Partners/Funding

Global Ocean Forum activities have been supported by a wide number of intergovern­mental and international organizations, governments, non-gov­ernmental organizations, research institutions, foundations, and museums and aquaria, as noted below. A special thanks is given to the Global Environment Facility for its support of Global Ocean Forum activities through two projects in the period 2010 to 2012, to the implementing agencies of these projects: The United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Development Programme, and to the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean and Environment for hosting the Global Ocean Forum Secretariat.

Intergovernmental and International Organizations

Intergovernmental Organizations
– Asian Development Bank
– Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat
– Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
– Global Environment Facility
– GEF International Waters Learning Exchange and Resource Network
– International Maritime Organization
– Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC)
– South Pacific Regional Environment Programme
– United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission; Division of Ecological Sciences; Division of Water Sciences; Environment and Development in Coastal Regions and in Small Islands)
– United Nations Development Programme
– United Nations Environment Programme (Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Branch; Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities)
– United Nations University
– UN-Oceans
– World Bank
– World Bank Institute
– World Meteorological Organization

International Organizations
– Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems (ASCLME) Project
– Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) Programme
– Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) Project
– Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem Project
– Coastal and Marine Programme, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD-COSMAR)
– Commission Peripherique des Regions Maritimes, Europe
– Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP)
– Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE)
– Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI)
– Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem (GCLME) Project
– International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI)
– Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone
– New Partnership for Africa’s Development
– Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
– Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)

Other Entities
– Partnership for Climate, Fisheries, and Aquaculture (comprising of twenty intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and civil society organizations)

Governments
– European Commission (DG-MARE; DG-Environment)
– European Environment Agency
– Government of Belgium (Minister for Economy, Enterprise, Science, Innovation, and Foreign Trade)
– Government of Canada (Department of Fisheries and Oceans)
– Government of France (Directorate for Water and Biodiversity, Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and the Sea; Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs; and French Marine Protected Areas Agency)
– Government of Grenada
– Government of Indonesia (Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries)
– Government of Italy (General Directorate for Nature Protection, Ministry for the Environment and Territory)
– Government of Japan (Ministry of Environment, and Secretariat of the Headquarters for Ocean Policy)
– Government of Mexico (National Polytechnic Institute; Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources; Secretariat of Planning and Environmental Policy)
– Government of Mozambique
– Government of the Netherlands (Department of Nature)
– Government of People’s Republic of China (State Oceanic Administration)
– Government of Portugal (Intersectoral Oceanographic Commission, Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education; Strategic Commission on the Oceans; Secretary of State for Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Port Authority of Lisbon)
– Government of Republic of Korea (Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, The Organizing Committee for Expo 2012, Yeosu, Korea; Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute)
– Government of Seychelles
– Government of Singapore (Ministry of Foreign Affairs; National Parks Board)
– Government of South Africa (Department of Environment Affairs)
– Government of Spain, Ministry of Science and Innovation
– Government of the United States of America (NOAA: National Ocean Service (Coastal Services Center, International Program Office), National Marine Fisheries Service; Department of State; USAID)
– Government of United Kingdom, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
– Government of Vietnam (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam Administration for Seas and Islands)
– Principality of Monaco
– City of Yesou, Republic of Korea
– Secretaries of Environment and Natural Resources of the Mexican States of Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Yucatan, Mexico

NGOs, Foundations, Research Institutions, and Museums/Aquaria

Nongovernmental Organizations
– Fórum Do Mar, Brazil
– Global Partnership for Climate, Fisheries, and Aquaculture
– Green Cross France et Territoires
– International Coastal and Ocean Organization
– International Ocean Institute
– International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
– Oceana
– Natural Resources Defense Council
– Sea Orbiter
– Tara Expeditions
– The Nature Conservancy
– The IOC (UNESCO) Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (IOCARIBE)
– World Wildlife Fund
– Worldfish Center

Foundations
– Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal
– Lighthouse Foundation, Germany
– Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), Portugal
– Nippon Foundation, Japan
– Ocean Policy Research Foundation (OPRF), Japan
– Sea Level Rise Foundation, Seychelles

Research Institutions
– Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University
– Centro de Ecologia, Pesquerias y Oceanografia del Golfo de Mexico (EPOMEX),Universidad Autonoma de Campeche, Mexico
– Dalhousie University, Marine and Environmental Law Institute
– Global Change Institute, University of Queensland
– InterAcademy Panel on International Issues (IAP)
– Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), France
– Instituto Español de Oceanografía
– Plymouth Marine Laboratory/Partnership for the Observation of the Global Oceans
– Pusan National University, Republic of Korea
– Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
– Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University
– University of Delaware, Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy
– University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center
– Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)
– Zoological Society of London, UK

Aquaria and Museums
– Centre de Decouverte du Monde Marin, Nice, France
– NAUSICAA (Centre National de la Mer), France
– Oceanario de Lisboa
– World Ocean Observatory
– World Ocean Network