Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The OSC strives to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) environment that supports the OSC and our associated projects as a safe, creative space for innovation. Through our operations, projects, and development of our ecosystem, the OSC promotes DEI through meaningful collaborations and partnerships with Indigenous Rights Holders and underrepresented communities. The OSC DEI commitment extends to our support of the 50/30 challenge, our Two-eyed Seeing Initiative, and increasing the visibility of historically marginalized groups in ocean workforce. Seeking a diverse consortium of Project participants and collaborators in your project proposal demonstrates how the project will contribute to social and economic benefits to our underrepresented communities and environmental benefits for healthy oceans, which are critical to the health of our people and our planet.

Advancing DEI Together

Embedding DEI objectives in OSC projects is an ongoing focus. Additionally, OSC projects directly addressing DEI challenges and opportunities in the ocean economy include: