Ocean companies, associations and organizations from all over the world have formed an alliance with the WOC to make a difference in ocean sustainability, science and governance and to exemplify leadership in corporate ocean sustainability.

Distinguish yourself as a leader in “Corporate Ocean Responsibility” by becoming a member of the World Ocean Council. By making this step you will become a part of our alliance and help us to achieve a lasting positive impact on our oceans and coastal environments.

WOC Members are leaders of ocean industry companies, associations, as well as research, academic and scientific organizations with a commitment to ocean stewardship. It is diverse member base spanning across many ocean industry sectors from every continent. Our membership includes organizations from shipping, commercial fishing, energy and mining, aquaculture and tourism, and other sectors.

Our effective alliance forms the platform for coordinating collective action in developing solutions to the ocean environment and sustainability challenges facing the ocean business community. The WOC provides the eyes, ears and voice in the ocean sustainability policy fora and processes, and catalyzes collective action on priority issues.

Member companies, associations and organizations are able to be a part of the WOC Member Committees. Corporate Members are eligible to become WOC Board Members. Visit Member Benefits for an outline of the advantages of becoming a member.

  • Member Benefits

    Reduced risks from tracking and participation in policy and decision making processes The WOC monitors, analyzes and reports on policy developments affecting ocean industries, especially those which affect many stakeholders […]
  • Meet Our Members

    Our membership is comprised of a wide range of commercial, academic, and institutional organizations. We’re proud to have their commitment and active involvement in the WOC Mission. Click on the […]
  • Join the WOC

    We welcome ocean industry companies, associations, organizations (research, academic, scientific) and individuals to become a Member of the WOC by: 1. Agreeing to the “WOC Member Statement“. 2. Submitting the […]