Sea Sense is governed by an Advisory Board which takes overall responsibility for the Organization, including responsibility for identifying key risk areas, considering and monitoring decisions, considering significant financial matters, and reviewing the performance of management. The Advisory Board is also responsible for ensuring that a comprehensive system of internal control policies and procedures is operative, and for compliance with sound governance principles. The Advisory Board meets at least three times per year.  The day to day management of Sea Sense is the responsibility of the Executive Director.

The Board is chaired by Dr Magnus Ngoile (UDSM) and Board Members include Melkiory Ngido (Deloitte Consulting Ltd), Jason Rubens (Sound Oceans Ltd), Dr Blandina Lugendo (UDSM), Dr Mathias Igulu (WIOMSA) and Dr Rosemarie Mwaipopo (UDSM).