ACOPS in an environmental non-governmental organisation that promotes strategies for sustainable development of the coastal and marine environment through scientific, legal and policy research, as well as advisory and public awareness activities.

ACOPS has consultative observer status with numerous intergovernmental bodies, including the Arctic Council, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, the OSPAR Convention, the International Maritime Organization, and the London Convention and Protocol.

ACOPS is a registered UK charity (Charity no. 290776)


ACOPS is an international, private, independent, non-political organisation enjoying UK charitable status.  It is funded by foundations, governmental and intergovernmental institutions, companies and private individuals.

ACOPS works closely with a small team of internationally recognised experts who cover important topics such as policy development, fisheries management, corporate environmental management, oceanography, pollution research and control, biology, and managing impacts of tourism.  They provide a solid basis to the multidisciplinary, trans-sectoral, cooperative approach encouraged by ACOPS.

The internal structure of ACOPS consists of a President, Chairman, Secretary, Trustees and Senior Advisors.

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