OCTO accelerates ocean conservation.

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

What we offer

Our variety of services help ocean managers and conservationists share knowledge, access science, and network with peers no matter their location or financial means.

We provide and host leading topic-specific communities and information sharing services.

These range from a community who have vibrant discussions focused on marine litter (MarineDebris.info) to a site where you will find tons of recent and past ocean related literature, news, jobs, grants and more (OpenChannels). Each service may have multiple parts, some offer webinars or listserv discussions, others are newsletters, and one provides open access literature.

This is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what you can learn and who you can meet through our services. Click on each service below to get the knowledge and networks you need.



OpenChannels is the knowledge hub for the global community of practice on ocean planning, ecosystem-based management, and marine protected areas.


Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM) is the monthly information service on ocean planning and ecosystem-based management.

MPA News

MPA News is the information service on planning and management of marine protected areas (MPAs).


MarXiv (rhymes with "archive") is the free research repository for the ocean and marine-climate sciences.

Clients in over 120 countries

9 core staff

16 years in business

Over 80,000 professionals served each year


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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