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OCOF Partners & Funders


gfnms The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) spans 1,279-square-miles (966 square nautical miles) just north and west of San Francisco Bay, and protects open ocean, nearshore tidal flats, rocky intertidal areas, estuarine wetlands, subtidal reefs, and coastal beaches within its boundaries.
pointblue Point Blue Conservation Science advances the conservation of birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through science, partnerships and outreach. Founded as Point Reyes Bird Observatory in 1965, Point Blue's 140 scientists work to reduce the impacts of habitat loss, climate change, and other environmental threats while promoting nature-based solutions for wildlife and people, on land and at sea.
usgs USGS Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center conducts multidisciplinary scientific research in the coastal and offshore areas of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, and other US Pacific Islands; and in other waterways of the United States.
coravai Coravai develops effective ways to communicate about the environment and natural science. We are a mission-driven organization that seeks to connect the worlds of environmental science and policy with the lives of real people, in order to enable vibrant and resilient communities.
noaa The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a world leader in coastal science and management. NOAA's Coastal Services Center provides the technology, information, and management strategies used by local, state, and national organizations to address complex coastal issues. The Center, which is housed within NOAA’s National Ocean Service, has offices and staff members in all six regions of the U.S. coastal zone, including California.
nerrs The National Estuarine Research Reserve System is a partnership of NOAA and coastal states to study and protect vital coastal and estuarine resources.
nerrs The San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (San Francisco Bay NERR) promotes scientific research of the remaining wetlands in San Francisco Bay so that we can better manage and successfully restore these important habitats, and enjoy a healthier Bay.
baeccc The Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium (BAECCC) brings together natural resource managers, scientists and others to collaboratively understand and reduce the negative impacts of climate change on Bay Area ecosystems and communities.
nps The National Park Service (NPS) is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The NPS manages the 398 units of the National Park System.
nps The Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Network is one of the premier sources of information about coastal and marine planning and management tools in the United States and internationally. The mission of the Network is to promote healthy coastal and marine ecosystems and communities through the use of tools that help incorporate ecosystem considerations into management.

Becoming a Partner

Are you interested in becoming an OCOF partner? Please contact Kelley Higgason for more information about how you can participate in this project.

Updated: February 11, 2013

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