Join the Conversation on the Ocean and Great Lakes

The Blue Beacon Series aims to bring to light the ocean and Great Lakes’ biggest challenges through panels, lectures, and film screenings hosted around the country in order to build communities of support for marine protected areas. This series builds on the momentum of Capitol Hill Ocean Week, the nation’s premier conference on ocean and Great Lakes policy issues by bringing these important conversations into locally relevant contexts.

The Blue Beacon Series is generously supported by the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation.

Upcoming Blue Beacon Series Events

Blue Beacon Series: The Christmas Ship

Facebook Live

Sponsorship Opportunities

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is currently seeking sponsors to support Blue Beacon Series events in new communities. Sponsorship of individual events or for the overall series provides an excellent opportunity for your brand to reach new audiences and demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility. Sponsors have the opportunity to provide remarks at series events, be included in digital marketing, enjoy reserved seating and other privileges at events, and have their logo featured on signage and printed materials.

Sponsorships for the Blue Beacon Series start at $5,000. For more information about this exclusive sponsorship opportunity, contact Carol King, Director of Development at 301.604.3040 x316 or

Past Events


Blue Beacon Series - Hidden Pacific


Blue Beacon Series - Baltimore, MD


Blue Beacon Series - Mystic, CT


Take Action
Be the voice for national marine sanctuaries, marine monuments and protecting America’s waters. Join the rising tide to make a difference today. Together, we can fight for a healthier future for our ocean, coastlines and Great Lakes, preserve historic shipwrecks, and save critical marine wildlife. We can build stronger economies for our communities, grow jobs and businesses. We must conserve our underwater treasures and strengthen ocean science, education, and recreation. These special places belong to all of us. ACT NOW.