Sea Sense is governed by an Advisory Board, which takes overall responsibility for the Organization, including developing a comprehensive system of policies and procedures, identifying key risk areas, providing oversight of financial matters, and reviewing the performance of management. The Advisory Board is also responsible for ensuring that Sea Sense complies with all laws and regulations in Tanzania.  The Advisory Board meets at least three times per year.  

The Chair of the Board is Dr Blandina Lugendo (UDSM) and the Vice Chair is Dr Mathias Igulu (Chemonics International).  Members include Melkiory Ngido (Barrick Gold), Jason Rubens (Sound Oceans Ltd), Dr Rosemarie Mwaipopo (UDSM) and Nura-Lisa Karamagi.