As part of our Consulting Services we offer Research & Publications assistance. 

When you need to learn more about a marine conservation issue—or share what you already know with a larger public—our staff has the skills and relationships to help you achieve your goals.  Whether you need an internal white paper to brief your stakeholders or a full-fledged article suitable for publication, our team of researchers, investigators, writers and editors will help you create the document you need.  We will help you do your homework—be it on scientific research, public opinion, international policy, program design, analyzing strategy or assessing the lessons learned—we can help you know what you need to know and say what you want to say.

Fee structure:  Consulting services can be solicited on an hourly or contractual basis. Please contact TOF President Mark J. Spalding at to discuss your situation and receive an estimate.

Every project is different, but some of the services we offer include:

  • Background research
  • Situation assessment
  • Strategy analysis
  • Scientific, economic, legal and policy review and validation
  • Technical, scientific, legal, academic and journalistic writing
  • Copy editing and peer review
  • Layout and design
  • Proofing and final preparation for publication