The mission of The Maritime Alliance is “Promoting Blue Tech & Blue Jobs“. The non-profit The Maritime Alliance is the cluster organizer for the San Diego maritime technology community and fosters maritime business and technology innovation through collaboration around the U.S. and the world.


Jobs Survey: The San Diego Workforce Partnership’s (SDWP) BlueTech Jobs report will profile 25 in-demand jobs in San Diego County’s Blue Technology sector. ERISS, a leading research firm, will be conducting surveys of and interviews with employers. The report will be released in November 2016 at SDWP’s annual Workforce Conference.

Coastal & Marine Spatial Planning
Coastal and marine spatial planning (CMSP) is a comprehensive, adaptive, integrated, ecosystem-based, and transparent planning process. It is based on sound science and integrates ecological, economic, and social information on current and projected uses of marine waters to inform management and regulatory decisions, reduce conflicts, and facilitate compatibility among projected uses, while sustaining the State’s marine ecosystem and resources for present as well as future generations.

The National Ocean Policy published in 2010 was a landmark in U.S. history — the first ever Ocean Policy for a nation with a rich maritime history and that controls by far the largest ocean territory in the world through its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The Policy called for implementation of CMSP on a regional basis for the coastal states and Great Lakes. The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) in its 2012 Strategic Plan called for CMSP to be done on a regional basis and put forth a Conceptual Framework to guide regions in this process.

The Maritime Alliance supports the regional, comprehensive, ecosystem-based approach that balances economy with ecology. We have created a resource page with a variety of information on current or previous work or studies done on marine ecosystem mapping, planning and management. We hope you find this useful.


The Maritime Alliance has been working on behalf of the maritime technology industry in the San Diego region since January 2006, organizing events, raising awareness, highlighting business opportunities, showcasing technology innovation and “promoting Blue Tech & Blue Jobs.” Our outreach has occurred throughout the community, at all levels of government across the U.S. and to clusters around the globe. Foremost, we exist to serve you and the interests of the maritime technology industry.

Why should you join?

As a member, you have input in each of the areas mentioned above and more. The more you choose to engage with us, the more we can help. We have access to many of the key agencies and individuals you want to be in front of. We are constantly arranging introductions, facilitating collaboration, and fostering innovation. Allow us to do the same for you. Through your participation, we have the opportunity to continue educating our elected and appointed officials of the particular needs of the various sectors that comprise the maritime technology industry.

You know best what your needs are – join now and share those with us.
Working together, we can advance the San Diego maritime technology industry to new heights and beyond new frontiers.

Leverage Our Competitive Advantage
Organized competitive regional clusters in high tech sectors of traded industries enjoy significant and durable benefits, including higher wages, greater innovation, and increased job growth, among others. Your support helps make that possible. It also enables us to provide services, programs and support that are of specific value to you and your organization. (For more on the advantages of clusters and cluster development, visit Harvard Business School’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.)

The Maritime Alliance is uniquely positioned to promote the interests of the maritime technology complementary to the individual efforts of industry, and we can ensure that small businesses have a voice in the process.

Get more information about the levels and benefits of membership and join today.