The Commission launched its new and improved Survey of Federally Funded Marine Mammal Research in 2019. This online survey and data repository aids the Commission in fulfilling its duties under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) by illuminating areas of strength and gaps in federal research investment, helping to identify overlaps in marine mammal research efforts or funding, and informing recommendations on agency actions and budget priorities.

The preliminary fiscal year (FY) 2022 results summary is now available on our website. The Commission thanks participating federal agencies for providing their information. Requests for additional information or details about federal marine mammal research and funding reported in FY 2022 can be made to the Commission at The fiscal year 2023 data call will begin in November 2023.