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 has created 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 – Foreign Service Officer and Attorney at USAID

Don Baur – Partner at Perkins Coie LLP

Charles di Leva – Chief Officer of Environmental and Social Safeguards at World Bank

Anders Jessen – Head of Unit for Regional Fisheries Management Organisations at the European Commission

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

Amy TriceĀ – Director of Ocean Planning at Ocean Conservancy

Steve Tucker – U.S. Coast Guard Marine Protected Resources