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. IOSTIA members are engaged in a variety of business activities within this blue economy including:

  • Equipment Suppliers
  • Hydrography and Oceanography
  • Research & Technology
  • Telecommunications
  •  Logistics
  • Manufacturing & Construction
  • Engineering
  • Diving
  •  Environmental Safeguards
  • Geophysics
  • Professional Services
  • Vehicles

At its core, the mission of IOSTIA is to:

    • Provide programs and services focused on advancing the business needs and opportunities of companies in the ocean science and technology industry
    • Maintain a strong lobbying presence in Washington by being the advocate for IOSTIA members before Congress and the Executive Branch. Through our lobbying activities we:
      • Influence industry-related policy decisions
      • Assist with government business development
      • Build brand equity with elected officials, policy leaders and decision makers
      • Facilitate member access to regulatory and legislative processes
      • Work in concert with the Department of Commerce and Department of State and other key agencies to address international trade issues affecting the sale and utilization of ocean technologies

    • Promote the blue economy and its broad and meaningful impact on the US economy and internationally.
    • Cultivate industry relationships that create and advance business opportunities for IOSTIA members
    • Help member companies expand internationally through IOSTIA programs.