Who We Are

Our Board of Directors

Our board of directors is comprised of immensely talented and dedicated individuals—each helping to ensure we achieve our mission to inform, inspire, and empower people to speak and act for the ocean.

Dr. David C. Aldrich
Chair
Vienna, VA

Ms. Dane Nichols
Vice Chair
Washington, DC

Mr. Edward M. Miller
Treasurer
Charlottesville, VA

Mr. Will Martin
Secretary
Nashville, TN

Mr. Thomas H. Allen
Portland, ME and Washington, DC

Ms. Laura Burton Capps
Santa Barbara, CA

Mr. Steve Henn
Glenview, IL

Mr. Andreas Merkl
President and CEO
Washington, DC

Dr. Stephen Palumbi
Pacific Grove, CA
ex officio

Mr. John Turner Sargent, Jr.
New York, NY

Mr. Steven Strongin
New York, NY

Mr. Lawrence Wagenberg
New York, NY

Dr. Suzanne H. Woolsey
Harwood, MD

Join the Fight for a Healthy Ocean

Help keep the ocean healthy for sea turtles, polar bears, whales and people like you.

Features

Why the Ocean Matters

The ocean provides the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. Learn more about why the ocean matters to you.  

Vision for a Healthy Ocean

Ocean Conservancy works to keep the ocean healthy, to keep us healthy.

Our Solutions

We champion sound science that will lead to innovative, sustainable solutions.

Ocean Conservancy makes careful use of your support, and holds high ratings from charity watchdogs.
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