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Below are PDFs of the most important regional and national reports on the ocean . To find a specific topic within the report, be sure to use the PDF search function.

Ocean Reports

Aquaculture Messaging: A Summary Report of a Workshop

Ocean Reports

January 3, 2014

Aquaculture Messaging: A Summary Report of a Workshop  buttonLink

Responsibly produced aquaculture, farming for fish and other seafood, holds great promise as part of a solution to ever increasing pressures on our ocean resources. This report summarizes a workshop where participants from diverse disciplines discussed and debated key factual statements about aquaculture that institutions should consider when creating messaging on the topic for their publics.

The Report of Ocean Exploration 2020: A National Forum

NOAA & Aquarium of the Pacific

September 25, 2013

The Report of Ocean Exploration 2020: A National Forum  buttonLink

NOAA and the Aquarium of the Pacific co-authored a report detailing priorities for ocean exploration in the United States. The report was drafted during the first-ever gathering of modern-day ocean explorers held at the Aquarium in July 2013 and organized by NOAA and Aquarium officials.

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

United States Global Change Research Program

June 8, 2012

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States  buttonLink

Released in 2009, this report summarizes the science of climate change and the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. It is largely based on results of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, and integrates those results with related research from around the world.

An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century

U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy

September 20, 2004

An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century  buttonLink

Released by the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy on September 20, 2004, An Ocean Blueprint for the 21st Century contains the Commission’s findings and recommendations for a new, coordinated, and comprehensive national ocean policy.

Protecting Our Ocean: California’s Action Strategy

U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy

September 4, 2004

Protecting Our Ocean: California’s Action Strategy  buttonLink

On June 4, 2004 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger submitted his comments on the Preliminary Report of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, which documented California’s leadership in ocean and coastal management and provided the Governor’s call for strong actions at all levels of government to protect and manage these resources. In his comments the Governor stated, “Your report is a wake-up call that the oceans are in trouble and in need of help. In response to this need, actions must take place at the international, national, state, regional and local levels, as these issues are just as important globally as they are to the citizen trying to protect the waters off a local beach.”

Both the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the Pew Oceans Commission have identified an emerging national crisis situation regarding this nation’s ocean and coastal resources.

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