The Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO), directed by the Smithsonian’s Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network (TMON), is the first long-term, worldwide research program to focus on understanding coastal marine life and its role in maintaining resilient ecosystems around the world

By specializing in coastal ecosystems—where marine biodiversity and people are concentrated and interact most—this initiative will provide policymakers with the science to support innovative solutions and advance management and protection of our oceans.