Become a Member

GOAP membership is open to national governments, intergovernmental institutions, representative bodies of the private sector, and research-intensive institutions (who have been granted formal not-for-profit status in their country of origin) who seek to ensure that the diverse values of the ocean are recognised in all decision-making related to social and economic development.

Membership is voluntary and entails no financial commitments. To learn more about becoming a GOAP member, please contact Members of the Global Ocean Accounts Partnership are expected to make a non-contractual commitment to the Partnership Terms of Reference (see PDF below).

Benefits of membership

  • Receive policy development support for ocean resources and the ocean economy.
  • Receive in-kind advisory support and help securing funding for the development and implementation of ocean accounting initiatives.
  • Gain access to GOAP’s extensive network of experts and consultants through facilitated workshops and capacity building exercises to help bridge knowledge gaps, build technical expertise and address specific challenges.
  • Share knowledge, challenges, and best practices on ocean accounting with global stakeholders.

Current GOAP Members

Name Type Country
World Bank IGO Worldwide
UN–ESCAP IGO Worldwide
UNEP-WCMC IGO-affiliated research institute Worldwide
The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR) IGO-affiliated research institute Worldwide
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water Government Australia
Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security Research institute Australia
University of New South Wales Research institute Australia
Statistics Canada Government Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada Government Canada
National Bureau of Statistics of China Government China
Guangxi Academy of Oceanography Research institute China
Charles Darwin Foundation Research institute Ecuador
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation Government India
Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Government Indonesia
Rekam Nusantara Foundation NGO Indonesia
World Resource Institute - Indonesia NGO Indonesia
Ocean Policy Research Institute - Sasakawa Peace Foundation Research institute Japan
Pwani University Research institute Kenya
Department of Statistics Malaysia Government Malaysia
Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology Government Maldives
Ministry of Foreign Affairs; National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) Government Mexico
Blue Economy Development Fund (ProAzul) Government Mozambique
Statistics Norway Government Norway
Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) Research institute Norway
Cape Peninsula University of Technology Research institute South Africa
NRF - South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) Research institute South Africa
National Statistical Office of Thailand Government Thailand
National Science and Technology Development Agency Government Thailand
Togo Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and Nature Protection Government Togo
Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Government United Kingdom
Plymouth Marine Laboratory Research institute United Kingdom
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Research institute United States
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Government Agency United States
Institute of Strategy and Policy for Natural Resources and the Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Government Vietnam