Terms of Use

This web page sets forth the “Terms of Use” that apply to User’s use of the “Keep the Ocean Working” website, www.keeptheoceanworking.com (the “Website”). Please also review the Website’s [Privacy Policy].

By using the Website, User agrees to be bound by these Terms of Use. The Website Administrator may revise these Terms of Use in its sole discretion at any time by updating this posting. The terms “User” and “Users” are used to refer to anyone who is accessing the Website.

If user does not wish to be bound by these terms of use, do not use this website.

Ownership of Copyrights, Trademarks and Other Intellectual Property

User acknowledges that the Website operator owns the copyright, trademark, and all other intellectual property rights to this Website and all content, samples, forms, materials and information (“Materials”) provided on this Website unless otherwise expressly indicated.
User agrees not to remove, modify or obscure intellectual property information including copyright notices or other copyright management information appearing on the Website. All Materials on this Website is protected by international copyright, trademark and other laws. All rights are reserved by the Website operator, and User agrees not to copy, reproduce, download, disseminate, publish, or transfer content in any form or by any means, except with our prior written permission, or as permitted by us in a separate written agreement. Any unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

Permitted and Prohibited Uses of Materials

Permitted Uses of Materials
Users may view, print, and temporarily store Materials from the Website for personal, internal, or noncommercial use, provided: (i) that any copyright notices displayed are not removed and, (ii) that the reuse of Materials does not conflict with any of the prohibited uses below.

Prohibited Uses of Materials

  1. Except for the permitted uses above, User agrees not to reproduce, distribute, transmit (via print, fax, electronic, or other means), modify, alter, or create derivative works of the Materials contained in the Website without prior written permission from the Website Administrator.
  2. User agrees that Materials may not be sold to third parties or be exploited without prior written authorization from the Website Administrator.
  3. User agrees that Materials may not be systematically stored on a server so as to substitute for the purchase of a subscription and/or license agreement to/for the Materials.

Prohibited Uses of Website & Website Security
Interference with Website operation: User agrees to not access or use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, impair or cause undue burden on the Website and/or its host, servers, network, systems or other users. User agrees that User will not attempt to interfere in any way with the operation of the Website, that User will not transmit any virus or worm to the Website, that User will not use any spider, robot or any other automated mechanism to access the Website and/or its servers or systems, and that User will not engage in flooding, spamming, mail-bombing, crashing or otherwise sending unsolicited e-mail to other users of the Website. User further agree that User will not attempt to access data that is not intended for User’s use, that User will not attempt to log on to a server or account that User are not authorized to access, and that User will not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any system or network related in any way to the Website without authorization.

Alteration of Website content: None of the material contained on the Website (including all software, HTML code, and other code) may be reverse-engineered, disassembled, decompiled, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, translated into any language or computer language, retransmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photo-reproduction, recordation, or otherwise), resold or redistributed without the prior written permission of the Website Administrator.

Violation of Website security: Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Website. This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under the Website operator’s control. Please see the Website’s [Privacy Policy] for further details concerning the Website’s privacy practices.

Compliance: User agrees to comply with all applicable laws, as well as with these Terms of Use. User agrees not to engage in any unlawful or commercial activity on the Website.

Waiver of Liability

User assumes all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom User comes in contact through the Website. Should a dispute arise between User and another user, User hereby agrees to release the Website operator from all claims, demand, and damages associated with such a dispute.
In no even shall the website operator or any third parties mentioned on the website be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, lost profits or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the website and the material, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not the website operator is advised of the possibility of such damages.

No Warranties

Although an effort has been made to provide correct information, the content that is posted on the website may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors or could be out-of-date. The website operator makes no warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the website, the material or other posted content, services, software, text, graphics, and links.

The website and material are provided on an “as is” basis without any warranties of any kind. the webiste operator disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, including the warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of copyright to the fullest extent permitted by law.

The website operator does not warrant that the website will operate error-free or that the website and its server are free of computer viruses or other harmful mechanisms. If user use of the website or the material results in the need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, the website operator is not responsible for those costs.

Inadvertent Error

The Website operator has done its best to insure that all information on the Website is accurate. If there is an error in information on the Website, it is inadvertent. Should an error be discovered, please notify the Website Administrator at info@keeptheoceanworking.com, so necessary corrections may be made.

No Effect on Agreements

This Website shall be used for informational purposes only, and nothing on this Website shall be construed to add or modify terms to any existing or future agreements with the Website operator.


User agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Website operator, its officers, directors, employees, and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal fees, resulting from User’s use of the Website or User’s breach of the Terms of Use. The Website Administrator shall provide notice to User promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist User, at User’s expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.

Access to Website

User accesses this Website at User’s own risk. For Users accessing this Website from the EU, be aware that this Website uses cookies. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting cookies, or not use this Website. User agrees to comply with all applicable rules and laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which User reside.

Governing Law

The Website and these Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia. By visiting and using the Website, User consent to the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia courts and User agree to accept service of process by mail. User hereby waives any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses that might otherwise be available.

Why We Need Ocean Planning

The ocean and coasts are active places, and we’re putting more demands on them every day. Think about it: traditional uses such as fishing, boating, shipping, recreation, and tourism are all changing and expanding, and at the same time we’re pioneering new industries alongside them like wind energy and sand mining. Ocean planning is about thinking ahead and planning for how to make it all work. Otherwise, we put the ocean’s vast, yet fragile, resources at risk. Voluntary ocean planning allows us to coordinate all these uses in a way that benefits our economy, our communities, and ocean health. Ocean planning is a science-based and data-driven process that provides a tool for people and government to work together, share information and solve problems in a way that works for everyone. Ocean planning helps to identify and resolve potential conflicts early on, helping decision makers and stakeholders in both the private and public sectors do their jobs better. This creates better outcomes for everyone, supporting a healthy ocean and vibrant economy

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