The Marine Affairs Links Web page contains useful links to information on the government, state, interstate, and regional programs in the United States, international organizations and convention secretariats, non-U.S. government agencies, and other non-governmental organizations.
The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) is committed to strengthening and using international law and institutions to protect the environment, promote human health, and ensure a just and sustainable society. CIEL's staff of international attorneys provide legal counsel and advocacy, policy research, and capacity building.
Center for Marine Conservation provides links to articles concerned with marine conservation around the world.
Center for Marine Conservation(CRC), University of Rhode Island furnishes information on the CRC and its work and also a survey database on coastal resource management worldwide by region and by country.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an agency, housed within the United States Department of Commerce that is responsible for the majority of the government's oceanic research capacities. It is also responsible for managing various ocean resources, and conducts research crucial to policy-making and effective management on the coastal zone, climate change, fisheries, marine protected areas, and other topics.
SeaGrant National Sea Grant College Program is NOAA's primary university-based program in support of coastal resource use and conservation. Sea Grant engages a network of the nation's top universities in conducting scientific research, education, training, and extension projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our aquatic resources.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. EPA's purpose is to ensure, among other things, that environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy. The EPA oversees regulations that are important in the marine affairs field, including the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act.