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Today, the Obama Administration released its plan for translating the National Ocean Policy into on-the-ground actions to benefit the American people. Here is what people are saying about the plan.
We note with much regret the passing of Admiral James D. Watkins on Thursday.
The Director of Business Development for a global underwater services company explains how the National Ocean Policy provides the needed framework to stimulate job creation and economic growth.
President Obama has stated that the United States will promote the stewardship and sustainable use of the oceans in several ways including by cooperating and exercising leadership at the international level and pursuing U.S. accession to the Law of the Sea Convention.
As part of President Obama's National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes, the National Ocean Council has released the Implementation Plan to address some of the most pressing challenges facing the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes. It describes the actions the Federal Government will take to improve the health of the ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes, which support tens of millions of jobs, contribute trillions of dollars a year to the national economy, and are essential to public health and national security.
The National Ocean Council teamed with the Data.gov initiative to create ocean.data.gov, an open and accessible website that houses and references a wealth of information and tools available to support ocean planning efforts.