About the San Diego Ocean Planning Partnership

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The San Diego Ocean Planning Partnership is a collaborative pilot project between the California State Lands Commission and the Port of San Diego, each of whom manage and balance Public Trust ocean uses including commerce, navigation, recreation, fisheries, and environmental stewardship. 

The purpose of the first phase of this pilot project– the Preliminary Assessment – is to better understand the ocean space through extensive public engagement and data collection. These two efforts culminate into the Preliminary Assessment Report and a Web Mapping Application, which demonstrate transparency and collaboration with stakeholders and the public, and integration of best available science and data. These two deliverables will also help to identify potential next steps for the Commission and the Port moving into subsequent phases of the pilot project.

The intent of the Partnership is not to establish zones in the ocean space for specific uses, diminish the significance of previously established areas, nor promote specific ocean uses over others.