Commitments to deliver bold, measurable and impactful actions.

Our Ocean Conferences focus on concrete action to protect ocean health and security.  They are a key moment when all stakeholders come forward with commitments. This year’s Conference closed with 410 commitments worth $16.35 billion across the six issue areas of the conference.  Since 2014, the Our Ocean Conference has now mobilized more than 1,800 commitments worth approximately $108 billion.

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Confronting the Ocean-Climate Crisis

  • OOC COMMITMENT – Charlina Vitcheva (European Commission)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – John Gilroy (Ireland)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Amb. Ken O’Flaherty (UK)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Jose Julio Casas (Panama)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Raphaël Goulet (EU)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Henrik Harboe (Norway)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Jamie Isbister (Australia)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Celeste Connors (Local2030)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Dong Sik Woo (Republic of Korea)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – John Gilroy (Ireland)

Creating Sustainable Blue Economies

  • OOC COMMITMENT – Peggy Sloan, Andrea Densham (Shedd Aquarium)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Bo Cerup-Simonsen (Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Johannah Christensen (Global Maritime Forum)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Charlotte De Fontaubert (World Bank PROBLUE)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Ana Spalding (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)
  • OOC COMMITMENTS – Charlina Vitcheva (EU)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Johanna Christensen (Global Maritime Forum)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Bo Cerup-Simonsen (Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Centre for Zero Carbon Shipping)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Kristian Jensen (Denmark)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Sue Biniaz (US Department of State)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Ken O’Flaherty (UK)

Advancing Sustainable Fisheries

  • OOC COMMITMENT – H.E. Aupito William Sio (New Zealand)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Alejandra Paz (Peru)
  • Keith Twyford (Minderoo Foundation)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Widya Rahmanto (Indonesia)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Anna Chrisp (Australia)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Yoshida Kozo (Japan)

Advancing Marine Protected Areas for Communities, Ecosystems, and Climate

  • OOC COMMITMENT – Peggy Sloan (Shedd Aquarium)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Widya Rahmanto (Indonesia)
  • OOC COMMITMENTS – Peggy Sloan (Shedd Aquarium)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Kelly Kryc (U.S. NOAA)
  • OOC COMMITMENTS – Sean Russell (EarthEcho)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Meaghan Brosnan (WildAid)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Jamie Isbister (Australia)
  • OOC COMMITMENTS – Keone Nakoa (U.S. Department of the Interior)

Tackling Marine Pollution 

  • OOC COMMITMENT – Rafael Goulet (EU)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Jamie Isbister (Australia)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Jane Nishida (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Sato Masaru (Japan)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Rose LaBreche (Canada)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Michel Parys (Belgium)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Jorge Moragas Sanchez (Spain)
  • OOC Day 2 COMMITMENTS 42
  • OOC Day 2 COMMITMENTS 40
  • OOC Day 2 COMMITMENTS 39
  • OOC Day 2 COMMITMENTS 38

Achieving a Safe–Just and Secure Ocean 

  • OOC COMMITMENT – Hasanthi Dissanayake (Sri Lanka)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Meaghan Brosnan (WildAid)
  • Ms. Setyawati (Indonesia)
  • OOC Day 2 COMMITMENTS 37
  • OOC Day 2 COMMITMENTS 36
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Hasanthi Dissanayake (Sri Lanka)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Dr. Ching-piao Tsai (Ocean Affairs Council)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Meaghan Brosnan (WildAid)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – H.E. A.K. Abdul Momen (Bangladesh)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Yoshida Kozo (Japan)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – T.H. Minister Silk (Republic of Marshall Islands)

Toward a “Super Year” for the Ocean: Leadership and Action

  • OOC COMMITMENT – Charlina Vitcheva (EU)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – H.E. Aupito William Sio (New Zealand)

Commitment Zone Announcements

  • OOC COMMITMENT – Maria DiGiulian (U.S. Department of Energy)
  • OOC COMMITMENT – Michel Parys (Belgium)
  • OOC Day 1 OUTSIDE COMMITMENTS 4
  • OOC Day 1 OUTSIDE COMMITMENTS 3
  • OOC Day 1 OUTSIDE COMMITMENTS 2
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Tracking Progress at Our Ocean Conferences

An essential part of the Our Ocean Conferences is tracking and updating the progress of past commitments made, and to share lessons learned from past successes and progress made. The OOC Map Viewer below provides a way of searching previously-made commitments. 

A number of third-party analyses on the impact of previous commitments have also been carried out, such as: