Cover photo credit: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission - Global Ocean Observing System (IOC-GOOS)

Artwork by Glynn Gorick depicting the Ocean Observing System

The Blue Economy


The U.S. Ocean Enterprise, focused on firms that support ocean measurement, observation and forecasting, is worth $7 Billion annually and supports 30,000 American jobs in 36 states.

"The Ocean Enterprise," U.S. IOOS (Feb 2016)

The value of the global Ocean Economy will grow from $1.5 Trillion (2010) to $3.0 Trillion by 2030

"The Ocean Economy in 2030," OECD (April 2016)


How is your company increasing BlueTech Exports?

Apply now to join the U.S. Maritime Technology Export Initiative

The Maritime Alliance (TMA) has partnered with the International Trade Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, to organize an initiative to increase exports from small and medium size maritime technology companies from throughout the United States.  With partial funding through the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP), this three-year export initiative will focus on markets primarily in Europe and Latin America, with a secondary focus in Asia.  There will be separate applications for each year of the initiative.

For 2018, we will select 14-16 U.S. companies to join us in London for Oceanology International with an optional trade mission to other regions of Europe the week following the trade show open to all U.S. companies on a first-come, first-served basis for a fee.  U.S. small and medium sized BlueTech companies are encouraged to apply through a competitive, national process.  Selected companies will each have a discounted fractional space of the U.S. BlueTech pavilion in a prime location on the trade show floor (M400 and M500) and benefit from access to key commercial service officers, coordinated B2B meetings, possible demonstration opportunities, presentations and other opportunities for increased exposure.

For more information, contact TMA Executive Director, Greg Murphy at (619) 450-4600 x181 or GRMurphy(at)