Capitol Hill Ocean Week

Dates: June 7, 2022 - June 9, 2022

Location: Washington, DC (in person and virtual)

Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW), convened by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, is a multi-day conference that convenes policymakers, scientists, managers, business leaders, conservationists, educators, students, and members of the public to engage in dialogue and debate on significant issues that impact the ocean and U.S. Great Lakes and to propose innovative policies and partnerships to address these issues. This year’s conference will commemorate the 50th anniversary of landmark U.S. legislation which has been critical in protecting ocean and coastal health—including the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act; the Marine Mammal Protection Act; Coastal Zone Management Act; and amendments to the Clean Water Act. In addition, the 2022 edition of CHOW will bring a continued focus on elevating diverse perspectives and exploring how to make conservation, science, and policy efforts more inclusive and equitable.