OCTO accelerates ocean conservation by connecting ocean professionals to the knowledge and networks they need.

Through our broad suite of tools and communities, we break down barriers to knowledge – empowering ocean professionals to apply best practices and science worldwide.


The global knowledge hub on sustainable ocean management and conservation - with news, reports, jobs, grants, scientific literature, conferences, blogs, and dozens of webinars per year.

The free archive for marine conservation science, enabling ocean professionals to access research at no charge. Over US $300,000 saved in journal download fees in project’s first year.

The global discussion community and knowledge hub on research, management, and prevention of ocean plastics.

The free, monthly news service covering sustainable ocean management and conservation; in publication since 2007.

The free, monthly news service covering news, analysis, and guidance on marine protected areas; in publication since 1999.

The source for webinars, trainings, and discussion platforms on tools and methods for improving coastal/marine management and conservation.

The podcast on environmental, social, and ecological issues facing Puget Sound and the broader Salish Sea region, where OCTO is based.

The podcast that keeps you up-to-date with the latest news and research in sustainable ocean management and conservation, as well as what OCTO is doing for you.

Over 120 countries with OCTO clients

8 core staff

18 years in business

Over 80,000 professionals served each year


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EIN: 91-2099238

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Want to get in touch?

Email: hello@octogroup.org

Phone: +1.425.788.8185

Mail: PO Box 1931, Woodinville, WA 98072, USA