The cover page of the Ocean Climate Action Plan-aka the Blue New Deal--a blue cover with the globe and name of the plan, plus logos of the OCAP movement, and co-convenors Blue Frontier and Center for the Blue Economy

Below is the growing list of over 100 influential people, organizations, and policy makers supporting the Ocean Climate Action Plan (OCAP)-Blue New Deal.   Take action and add your name to the Change.org/OceanClimateAction petition to pledge your support!


Ocean Climate Action Plan
Primary Signatories as of October 15, 2020

Ms. Katherine Abbott, President & Chief Executive Officer, Boston Harbor Now
Mr. Tobias Aguirre, Chief Executive Officer, FishWise
The Honorable W. Ron Allen, Tribal Council Chairman, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
Mr. Glenn A. Arthur, Chairman, New Jersey Council of Diving Clubs
Ms. Wendy Benchley, Ocean Conservationist
Ms. Angel Braestrup, Board Member, The Ocean Foundation
Ms. Peg Brandon, President, Sea Education Association and SEA Semester
Dr. Robert D. Bullard, Co-Chair of the National Black Environmental Justice Network (NBEJN)
Ms. Laura Cantral, Executive Director, Coastal Conservation League
Mr. Trammell S. Crow, Founder, Earth X
The Honorable Bruce Carlos Delgado, Mayor, City of Marina
The Honorable Roderick Carlson, President, Chignik Bay Tribal Council
Mr. Graham Casden, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Ocean First Education
Ms. Susan Casey, Author, Journalist, and Ocean Advocate
Mr. Don Côqayohômuwôk Chapman, President, Uncas Consulting Group; Former Tribal Liaison, White House National Ocean Council
Ms. Martha Collins Esq., President, Collins Law Group
Mr. Michael Conathan, Executive Director, Aspen High Seas Initiative
Ms. Ashlan Cousteau, Filmmaker, Author & Explorer
Mr. Philippe Cousteau, Filmmaker, Author & Explorer
Mr. Robert Davis, Founder of Seaside, Florida
Dr. Serge Dedina, Mayor, City of Imperial Beach and Co-Founder and Executive Director, WildCoast
Ms. Mia DeMezza, Executive Director, EarthEcho International
Mr. Vipe Desai, Founding Member of the Business Alliance for Protecting the Pacific Coast
Dr. Sylvia Earle, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic; Founder, Sylvia Earle Alliance
Ms. Daniela Fernandez, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Ocean Alliance
Mr. Doug Fetterly, Chair, Marine Team, Sierra Club
Ms. Jane Fonda, Actor and Climate Activist
Professor Dina Gilio-Whitaker, American Indian Studies, California State University, San Marcos
Ms. Vicki Nichols Goldstein, Founder and Executive Director, Inland Ocean Coalition
Ms. Sheri Goodman, former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Environmental Security); former President and CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership; former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CNA (Center for Naval Analyses)
Dr. Michael Graham, Professor; Co-Managing Editor, Journal of Phycology; Director of Research and Development, Center for Aquaculture, Moss Landing Marine Labs
Dr. Gary Griggs, Distinguished Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz
Dr. Carla Guenther, Chief Scientist, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
Mr. Daniel Hayden, President and Chief Executive Officer, Restore America’s Estuaries
Mr. Randy Hayes, Founder, Rainforest Action Network, Executive Director Foundation Earth
Mr. John Hocevar, Oceans Campaign Director, Greenpeace
Mr. Andrew Holland, Chief Operating Officer, American Security Project
The Honorable Jared Huffman, Member of Congress (CA-02)
Dr. Wallace J. Nichols. Marine biologist and author of Blue Mind 
Mr. Jeremy Jackson Professor of Oceanography Emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Ms. Mary G. Jameson, Ocean Conservationist
Mr. Phillip Johnson, Executive Director, Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition; founder and former director, CoastWatch
Dr. Brendan Kelly, Executive Director, Study for Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH), Center for the Blue Economy Senior Fellow
The Honorable Secretary John F. Kerry, Visiting Distinguished Statesman, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 
The Honorable Billy Keyserling, Mayor, City of Beufort, South Carolina
Dr. Geraldine Knatz, Professor, University of Southern California; Former Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles
Dr. Nancy Knowlton, Author, Citizens of the Sea
Mr. John Laird, Former California Secretary for Natural Resources
Mr. R.J. Lehmann, Director of Finance, Insurance and Trade Policy, R Street Institute
Dr. Charles Lester, Director, Ocean & Coastal Policy Center, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara
Mr. David Levine, Co-Founder and President, American Sustainable Business Council
Mr. Kurt Lieber, Founder and Executive Director, Ocean Defenders Alliance
Ms. Pam Longobardi, Distinguished University Professor of Art, Georgia State University, Atlanta; Regents’ Professor, Board of Regents, State of Georgia
Mr. Tony MacDonald, Director, Monmouth University, Urban Coast Institute and Former Executive Director, Coast States Organization
Barbara and Greg MacGillivray, Founders of One World One Ocean Campaign and Owners of MacGillivray Freeman Films
Ms. Jennifer Marlow, Assistant Professor, Humboldt State University, and Co-Executive Director, Three Degrees Warmer
Mr. Bill McKibben,  Author, Educator, Environmentalist, and Founder of 350.org
Dr. Sunshine Menezes, Clinical Associate Professor of Environmental Communication and Executive Director of Metcalf Institute, University of Rhode Island
The Honorable John A. Miller, Mayor, Fernandina Beach, Florida
Dr. Rob Moir, Executive Director Ocean River Institute
The Honorable Bill Monning, California State Senator (CA-17)
Mr. Bill Mott, Executive Director, The Ocean Project
Dr. Chad Nelsen, Chief Executive Officer, Surfrider Foundation
Dr. Karina Nielsen, Executive Director, Estuary and Ocean Science Center and Professor of Biology, San Francisco State University; Executive Committee Member, California State University Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST)
Mr. Frank Nutter, President, Reinsurrance Association of America
Dr. Dave Oakes, Co-Founder, Co-Director, and President, Center for Ecological Living and Learning (CELL)
Ms. Katherine O’Dea, Executive Director, Save Our Shores
Mr. Hans Petter Øvrevik, Head of Offshore Wind Projects and Business Development, U.S., Aker Offshore Wind; Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Offshore Wind California
The Honorable Marc R. Pacheco, State Senator, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Founding Chair of the Senate Committee on Global Warming & Climate Change
Mr. Leon E. Panetta, Chairman, The Panetta Institute for Public Policy and Former Secretary of Defense
Ms. April Peebler, Executive Director, Heirs to Our Oceans
Charley Peebler, Co-Founder Heirs To Our Oceans, Organizer OCAP Youth Advisory Council
Ms. Margo Pellegrino, Long Distance Paddler and Ocean Activist
Mr. Mark Perry, Executive Director, Florida Oceanographic Institute
Dr. Ellen K. Pikitch, Endowed Professor of Ocean Conservation Science and Executive Director, Institute for Ocean Conservation Science, Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Dr. Ellen Prager, President, Earth2Ocean Inc.
Mr. Louie Psihoyos, Executive Director, Oceanic Preservation Society
Dr. Nancy Rabalais, MacArthur Fellow 2012
Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila, Professor and Director, Fisheries Economics Research Unit, Institute for Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia
Mr. Jeremy Rifkin, President, Foundation on Economic Trends
Mr. Blayne Ross, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Shorelock
Mr. Sean Russell, Founder and Director, Youth Ocean Conservation Summit
Ms. Daniella Russo, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Think Beyond Plastic Foundation and Think Beyond Innovation Accelerator; Associate Professor, Middlebury Institute of Intl. Studies
Ms. Shari Sant Plummer, Founder and President, Code Blue Foundation
Ms. Cyn Sarthou, Executive Director, Healthy Gulf
Mr. David Schwartz, President and Owner of Schwartz and Associaties Landscape Architecture
Mr. Paul Shapiro, Chief Executive Officer, Better Meat Company
Dr. A.R. Siders, Assistant Professor, Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, Department of Geography; Core Faculty Member, Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware
Mr. Brian Skerry, Photographer, National Geographic
Mr. Bren Smith, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Greenwave; Founder and Owner, Thimble Island Oyster Company
Mr. Mark J. Spalding, President, The Ocean Foundation
Dr. Richard W. (Rick) Spinrad: Former Chief Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Professor, Oregon State University
Dr. Leah Stokes, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
The Honorable Mark Stone, California State Assemblymember (CA-29)
Mr. Bill Taylor, Vice President, Taylor Shellfish
Ms. Liz Taylor CEO, DOER Marine
Mr. Chris Tellis, Owner and Harbor Master, Yellow Ferry Harbor, Sausalito, CA; Co-Founder, Antenna Audio; President, Embarcadero Financial Corporation; General Partner of Interest; Income Partners
Ms. Hannah Testa, Sustainability Advocate, International Speaker and Founder of Hannah4Change
Mr. Nainoa Thompson, President, Polynesian Voyaging Society
Dr. Brian Tissot, Director, Humboldt Marine and Coastal Science Institute and Marine Laboratory, Humbolt State University
Mr. Jim Toomey, Creator & Cartoonist, Sherman’s Lagoon
Captain Don Walsh USN (ret), PhD, Oceanographer and Explorer
Ms. Briana Warner, Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Sea Farms
Mr. Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen
Ms. Caitlin Werrell, Co-Founder, The Council on Strategic Risks and The Center for Climate and Security
Dr. Rob Wilder, businessman, environmental activist, and academic; CEO & Founder of Wildershares, LLC; Manager, WilderHill Clean Energy Index
Ms. Cortney Koenig Worrall, President and Chief Executive Officer, Waterfront Alliance
Mr. Marc Yaggi, Executive Director, Waterkeeper Alliance