ACOPS is a knowledge NGO that informs, advises and engages to achieve sustainable seas consistent with international law and sound science. We aspire to connect change makers, decision-takers and the public with scientific, legal and other specialists, as well as assisting those who wish to expand their professional development, in order to reach this goal.

ACOPS has permanent consultative observer status with five intergovernmental bodies: the Arctic Council, the OSPAR Convention, the International Maritime Organization, the International Seabed Authority and the London Convention and Protocol. We also attend GESAMP Annual Meetings and some of us participate to the working groups.

ACOPS is a registered UK charitable company (Charity no. 290776, Company House no.01867863 )


How you can engage

Ask Us – Send us your questions and concerns whether from the perspective of an individual, an industry or another group of interest. Email us: admin@acops.org.uk

Connect with Us – on current ocean issues through our LinkedIn page or email

Engage with Us – in our social discussion of human connections with the ocean on Instagram

Support Us – Support our presence to international meetings and our work financially or in kind  (as donors or partners): contact us

Volunteer – We welcome specialized and general volunteering offers to help us continue our work: contact us