ACOPS has contributed to a number of projects on various fronts, including:
Assisting national governments and regional organisations to develop and implement projects, activities, and mechanisms to protect the coastal and marine environment.
Researching marine pollution/environment problems, and formulation of concrete proposals for their resolution.
Advising on marine environmental law and policy and conducting studies in cooperation with central and local governments and intergovernmental agencies, as well as regional and global organisations.
Preparing project proposals for Partnership Conferences which bring together governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.
Developing educational programmes covering all scientific, legal and political aspects of the marine and coastal environment.
Promoting the North-South dialogue.
Building public awareness campaigns, through high-level international conferences and parliamentary meetings.