OpenChannels is a service of OCTO (Open Communications for The Ocean) whose mission is to accelerate marine conservation by connecting ocean professionals to the knowledge and networks they need.

OpenChannels aims to foster a vibrant online community of ocean planners and managers sharing experience, knowledge, and advice with peers. In doing so, we can speed the advancement of sustainable ocean management and conservation.

OpenChannels is designed to be highly focused on user needs. We want to provide access to all the information that ocean planners and managers need to do their jobs most effectively, including existing high-quality content and new information products and services. If we fall short, please let us know how we can serve you more effectively.

We also intend for OpenChannels to be accessible and useful to users around the world. The larger the community, the more information is available and shared, and the more robust and self-sustaining the community becomes.