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.

MEAM (Marine Ecosystems and Management)

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

MPA News

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


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.

Over 120 countries with OCTO clients

9 core staff

18 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