Become a member of the NBOC

The New Bedford Ocean Cluster (NBOC) is dedicated to the proposition that the region’s marine industries are stronger when working together. 

A robust ocean cluster starts with a diverse and insightful membership. It is through the engagement of our membership that we will ensure that the NBOC continues to evolve in a way that is consistent with local interests, leverages existing strengths, and ensures greater New Bedford is positioned to optimize marine business opportunities and generate more wealth.

Your membership in the NBOC provides you with the opportunity to help shape future growth and advancement from the best possible vantage point. Membership keeps you informed on developments happening across marine industries locally and over the horizon. 

Interested in becoming a member? Contact Jennifer Downing, NBOC Executive Director (

Thank you to our current members!

Avangrid Renewables

Bristol County Savings Bank

Brownell Boat Stands and Marine Manufacturing


Ed Anthes-Washburn

John Bullard

Jonathan Mitchell

Scott Lima

New Bedford Economic Development Council

New Bedford Foss Marine Terminal

New Bedford Port Authority

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Crowley Maritime


Shamrock Fisheries, LLC.

Shoreline Marine Terminal

Quinn Fisheries

Vineyard Wind


Coast Line Transfers

Common Sense Environmental