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The Maritime Alliance

The Maritime Alliance


The Maritime Alliance (TMA) is the non-profit industry association and cluster organizer for the largest BlueTech cluster in the United States. Its tag line is Promoting BlueTech and Blue Jobs® and its mission is promoting sustainable, science-based ocean and water industries.  TMA organizes academia, industry and policy-makers to promote innovation and economic development in the Blue Economy. We create a strong Blue Voice via unique events, information sharing, national and international outreach, networking, research, and workforce development. 

TMA is the host for the annual BlueTech Week ( and has over 90 corporate members in 16 sectors and over 70 sub-sectors regionally, nationally and internationally, ranging from aquaculture and fisheries, to weather and climate science.  We were selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce to launch the first ever maritime technology export initiative ( and in October 2017, we formally launched the BlueTech Incubator in San Diego. @TMA_Maritime #BlueTechWeek #BlueTechClusterAlliance


Contact Information

Michael B. Jones

President of The Maritime Alliance

2877 Historic Decatur, Suite 300

San Diego, CA 92106

Tel. 619-450-4600 x141


“We are strong believers in the role of clusters to promote sustainable, science-based ocean and water industries and through the BTCA, our members benefit from having access to an international network of experts, partners and resources that would otherwise take years to develop.”

Michael Jones, President, The Maritime Alliance

You would be hard pressed to find another way to open as many doors in such a short amount of time."

Mark Gundersen, President & CEO, Marine Advanced Research