The Southern Oregon Resource Coalition was established in response to evolving ocean policy and proposed new uses of Oregon’s territorial sea. SOORC is a coalition of marine related interests on the South Coast concerned about Oregon’s coastal environments and communities. The founding members believe an informed and open dialogue between marine resource-dependent businesses and competing uses of open ocean resources is essential. SOORC serves as a forum to address issues of common interest to its members and associated industries through facilitation, engagement and communication. The founders believe in a solution-based dialogue for the benefit of all ocean resource users.