We are not a government agency. Nor are we your typical NGO. We are a boundary organization.


We are linked to the state. We partner for good governance.


We find common ground. We are here because we care.


We make science useful. We are students of our own work.

The collaborative approach at Ocean Science Trust—and respect for communities invested in our ocean—helps California make wise decisions for stewarding our natural resources.

John Laird, California Secretary of Natural Resources

Ocean Science Trust is a truly innovative organization, keeping California on the leading edge of wise stewardship of our coasts and oceans.

Nancy Sutley, Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Ocean Science Trust is setting a bold example of an organization committed to adaptive learning at the interface of science and decision-making.

Adam Parris, Executive Director, Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, New York

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