* Advocating open public access to the sea.
* Inspiring meaningful public access to the maritime environment.
* Sharing maritime heritage as proof of concept for human interaction with the maritime environment.
* Promoting healthy & sustainable lifestyles through foods traditionally transported from and over the sea.
* Developing water-centric experiential education programs.
* Creating opportunities for small-scale maritime enterprises that encourage the use of the waterways and shorelines.
* Building awareness of the maritime environment to encourage its practical use and stewardship.
* Encouraging the development of open access dock infrastructure to support inter-community trade and transportation.