Our goal is to enable users to locate and obtain access to Earth science data sets and services relevant to the global change and Earth science research. The GCMD database holds more than 15,000 descriptions of Earth science data sets and services covering all aspects of Earth and environmental sciences.
BFC's goals include: organize a national conference of “seaweed” activists to help create a Blue Movement, campaign for an American Oceans Act to protect our public seas, work to improve ocean policies in America's 23 coastal states and their watersheds, support maritime community activists through a distribution of model policies and practices that work, among other actions.
DEFRA is responsible for all aspects of water policy in England, including water supply and resources, and the regulatory systems for the water environment and the water industry. These include: drinking water quality,
the quality of water in rivers, lakes and estuaries, coastal and marine waters, sewage treatment, and reservoir safety.
The Environmental Defense Oceans program works to find constructive solutions to the most critical problems facing the world's marine environments. Our team of scientists, attorneys, policy experts and economists focuses on protecting ecosystems and fisheries.