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With the latest news, research, events, jobs, and more, OpenChannels makes it easy for you to stay informed on sustainable ocean management and conservation – including the practice of marine protected areas and ecosystem-based management. Over 80,000 ocean professionals used OpenChannels in the past year alone.

OpenChannels is a service of OCTO (Open Communications for The Ocean) whose mission is to accelerate marine conservation by connecting ocean professionals to the knowledge and networks they need.

OpenChannels aims to foster a vibrant online community of ocean planners and managers sharing experience, knowledge, and advice with peers. In doing so, we can speed the advancement of sustainable ocean management and conservation.

OpenChannels is designed to be highly focused on user needs. We want to provide access to all the information that ocean planners and managers need to do their jobs most effectively, including existing high-quality content and new information products and services. If we fall short, please let us know how we can serve you more effectively.