- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (UN): Fishlex

International Maritime Bureau

Federal Maritime Commission

- NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association

- United States Coast Guard

- NOAA Fisheries Service: Northeast Regional Office

U.S. Navy

National Marine Fisheries Service


- Miami University’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

- Scripps Institute of Oceanography: A leader in ocean research and public education in the marine sciences

Right Whale Listening Network (Cornell University): Listen to a whale, check out where the latest right whale spotting occurred and learn more about these threatened ocean giants.

Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean: A collaboration between NOAA and the University of Washington to study climate, the ocean and fishery science

Whale Center of New England: Based in Gloucester, Mass.; focuses on whale research, education and conservation


- National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library: A searchable database of high res still images and video of the planet’s oceans and the marine life they contain.

Google Oceans:Google has mapped the world's oceans.

- Massachusetts Tide Charts

- Globefish, a unit of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, is a resource for information on international fishing.

- assists organizations that map the oceanographic, biological, geological, chemical, and human dimensions of the ocean and coastal areas.

- Marine Life Protection Act Initiative: A California state directive to designate, manage and protect marine life and habitats, marine ecosystems and marine natural heritage

Vessel Traffic and Positions: The Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering at the University of the Aegean in Greece has launched a project to track ships at sea.

- Fishbase is an impressive database with information on more than 31,200 species of fish.


- Casco Bay Boaters is a comprehensive resource for boating in Maine. Along with maritime-related news, the site includes a wealth of useful links ranging from lobster festivals to amusing blogs to weather and boating conditions in the Gulf of Maine.

Good Morning Gloucester: A daily blog of “life on the dock” in and around Gloucester, Mass.

- Sea Fever: A blog for all things maritime. Check it out to explore maritime culture through the eyes of founder Peter Mello, former executive director of American Sail Training Association


National Week of the Ocean: Set aside some time to honor, protect and learn about the ocean.

Sailors for the Sea: A boston-based non-profit dedicated to promoting awareness about the need to protect the world's oceans.

Pacific Science Center

Massachusetts Ocean Partnership: A public-private collaborative effort to manage and protect the coastal ocean waters in the state.

Shifting Baselines: Common Sense for the Ocean

- Blue Ocean Institute: A conservation organization founded by MacArthur Prize-winning scientist/author Dr. Carl Safina and Mercédès Lee

- Boston Harbor Association

- Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

- Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting

- The Great Garbage Patch: Learn about the mass of plastic and other trash that is plaguing the Pacific Ocean.

- The American Sail Training Association (ASTA)

- The American Oceans Campaign/Oceana


J Class Yachts The Web site for the J Class Association