ELI Ocean Council

The Ocean Program at ELI focuses on cooperating with institutions and countries to shape a legal framework that promotes long-term conservation of the marine environment and a sustainable, transparent, and inclusive use of ocean wealth. In that process, the ELI Ocean Program is creating an expert Advisory Board, the ELI Ocean Council. The ELI Ocean Council is an international group of ocean resources management experts that helps ELI attorneys keep their efforts focused on key ocean governance topics.


Stephanie Altman – Chief General Counsel Office – Oceans and Coasts Sections at NOAA
Don Baur – Partner at Perkins Coie LLP
Charles di Leva – Chief Officer of Environmental and Social Safeguards at World Bank
Kathryn Mengerink – Executive Director at the Waitt Institute
Kathy Metcalf – President and CEO of the Chamber of Shipping of America
Mark Spalding – President of the Ocean Foundation
Margaret Spring – Vice President of Conservation and Science and Chief Conservation Officer at Monterey Bay Aquarium
Steve Roady – Professor of the Practice of Law at Duke University School of Law
Steve Tucker – U.S. Coast Guard Marine Protected Resources