OACM SOTD (Sustainable Ocean Tourism Development) Department is the largest body within the OACM, responsible for developing new innovative, modern and financially sustainable regulations and directives for development of the global tourism industry and environmental protection. SOTD department has its own team of financial experts and marketing and PR strategy developers who - in close collaboration with marine biologists and ocean research institutes - provide new and sustainable integration methods for governments and corporations.
SOTD is focused on protection and preservation of biodiversity, ecological processes, and marine life beneath and above the surface - which is necessary to minimise the negative impact on the natural and socio-cultural environment (crucial for tourism). Protecting and maintaining the natural areas used in the tourism industry helps nations generate economic benefits for local communities and increases awareness about the conservation of natural and cultural assets, both among locals and tourists.
The OACM Department’s wide range of operational and administrative tasks include providing the nations and governments with entire strategies in developing sustainable future development directives for efficient natural resource management and PR campaigns focused on promoting those nations as world’s top environmental ocean destinations. In the long run, this provides economic growth through environmental protection - especially in the tourism industry. Once the nation has become an official member, the SOTD communication, marketing and PR team provides the government with the total flow and strategy build-up and global exposure through the OACM GEPN (Global Environment Promotion Network).
World Organizations and SOTD
OACM SOTD manages the world’s only sustainable ocean preservation and cleaning system and collaborates closely with world organizations in creating a unified global strategy for development of the tourism industry and simultaneously minimising the global plastic print this industry leaves behind - as well as the negative impact on the planet and the oceans. The SOTD developed strategies and methods for coastal and ocean protection and conservation (CSMA Coastal Certification for plastic-free marine areas) and they can be easily adapted and integrated in the infrastructure of the UN and the organizations such as UNESCO, UNWTO, UNEP and UNDP. The OACM CSMA protocol covers the UN SDG number 14: life beneath the surface.