About Us

The International Ocean Science & Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA) was founded in 2017 as a 501(c)(6) trade association to provide a voice for companies involved in the various ocean science and technology business sectors primarily outside of the oil and gas industry. 

Who are we?
IOSTIA is a 501(c)(6) industry association representing businesses who provide technology and services for sectors that include:
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Offshore Wind Energy
  • Marine Renewables
  • Oceanography
  • Seabed Mining
  • Coastal Impacts
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • Sensors
  • Arctic Change
  • Maritime Security
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Subsea Defense
  • Marine Archaeology
  • Ocean Observations
  • Hydrographic Services
  • Ports and Infrastructure
  • Diving and Manned Exploration

Who can join?
Any business operating in, developing technology for, or providing services utilized in and on the earth’s oceans.

What are the benefits of membership?
IOSTIA members benefit from our distinctive business-to-government programs and efforts represent the industry by advocating for positive legislative and regulatory outcomes.  IOSTIA's government affairs program works to create a beneficial regulatory and business environment.  Member programs also support business development, technology funding and networking programs that benefit your bottom line As a member you can have a role in crafting IOSTIA strategy and policy positions by participating in our leadership committees. IOSTIA works to develop and maintain a broad portfolio of industry partnerships from which your company can realize substantial value.

Don't miss the premier blue tech business-to-government event.  Held in Washington, DC on June 10-11, 2020, this unique and expanded event brings together industry, government and policy-makers.  Registration will be opening soon.  Will you meet me in DC?