We are pleased to announce the signing, on 09 October 2020, of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National Maritime Foundation and the Ocean Foundation. The MoU was signed on behalf of the NMF by its Director-General, Vice Admiral Pradeep Chauhan, AVSM & Bar, VSM, IN (Retd), and, by Mark J. Spalding, President of The Ocean Foundation (TOF).
This institutional collaboration aims to establish complementary programmatic and technical roles of TOF and NMF working toward a sustainable Blue Economy and building climate resilience. The work will focus on reducing threats to the marine environmental whether those threats are manmade, natural, or a combination of the two (such as climate change).
The National Maritime Foundation is working with the Ocean Foundation to facilitate greater coordination and progress in addressing Blue Carbon, climate resilience, and promoting the Blue Economy. Other areas for cooperation include ocean and marine-based renewable energy, and sustainable shipping and blue carbon and restoration, sustainable port facilities, international maritime law and policy, and building capacity.