Partnerships & Key Stakeholders

The strength of the WOC lies in its global network and connectivity. Our network of 35,000+ ocean industry stakeholders continues to grow. The breadth of our partnerships, including intergovernmental bodies, governments, business associations and foundations, NGOs and others enables us to effectively develop and advance the “Corporate Ocean Responsibility” agenda of the Ocean Business Community. In addition, the WOC is becoming formally recognized or accredited by a growing number of international organizations.

 


Partnerships

The WOC has been formally accredited by and is collaborating with a growing number of business and intergovernmental organizations in recognition of its role as the only global, multi-industry organization dedicated to ocean sustainable development, science and stewardship.

The WOC has been formally accredited by and is collaborating with a growing number of business and intergovernmental organizations in recognition of its role as the only global, multi-industry organization dedicated to ocean sustainable development, science and stewardship, including the following:

Accreditations

Collaborations

The WOC signed with the Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries (DCMMIEMIRATES) in May 2016 at the Offshore Arabia Conference in Dubai.

The WOC constantly seeks new opportunities to collaborate in support of its “Corporate Ocean Responsibility” agenda to address oceans sustainability issues and stewardship.


Key stakeholders

The WOC is the voice of the Ocean Business Community with a growing number of business associations, intergovernmental bodies, government entities, foundations, NGOs and others. This continuous dialogue enables us to effectively develop and advance the “Corporate Ocean Responsibility” agenda of the ocean business community.

Business/Industry Organizations

Intergovernmental Organizations

  • U.N. Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (UN DOALOS)
  • U.N. International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Arctic Council
  • European Commission directorates
  • UNEP Regional Seas programmes
  • Large Marine Ecosystem programmes

Government Agencies

  • US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NGOs

  • IUCN
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • WWF
  • Conservation International

Foundations

  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation