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To support all educators and parents navigating a new learning landscape, the World Ocean Observatory is gathering a compendium of home-study tools and resources for teaching and learning about the ocean. These resources can be used by parents, schools, educators and others to address the educational gaps created by Covid-19. This list of resources is a work in progress: please reach out if you have other key elements that we should be sharing with our global community.

worldoceanobservatory.org/distance-learning-resources-covid19

World Ocean Forum is a place for key ocean voices: professionals and Citizens of the Ocean alike, to contribute to an active forum of opinion, ideas, and proposals for change in ocean policy and action worldwide. World Ocean Forum is actively pursuing submissions. To inquire about becoming a contributing writer, please contact us: director@thew2o.net.

Designed for students ages 10 and up, World Ocean Explorer is a cutting edge virtual aquarium gaming concept designed to increase ocean literacy and interest in ocean fields of study. Learn more.

A weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. More than 550 episodes are now available for RSS feed, podcast, and syndicated use at no cost by community and public radio stations worldwide. We are distributed throughout North America, Europe, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa. Broadcasters: please contact us for more information. LEARN MORE.

Ocean & Climate | Programs & Services

   WORLD OCEAN EXPLORER
An exploratory, educational gaming experience, free for use in the classroom and at home by ocean enthusiasts ages 10 and up.

   WORLD OCEAN FORUM
Inviting fresh ideas, new solutions, provocative and imaginative conversations about the future of the ocean, and links unexpected people with unexpected ideas. This is a place for key ocean voices — professionals and Citizens of the Ocean alike — to contribute to an active forum of opinion, ideas, and proposals for change in ocean policy and action worldwide.

 

  

 

WORLD OCEAN PUBLICATIONS
Provocative publications about the ocean, published in association with Leete's Island Books.

THE NEW FISH WAVE
How to Ignite the Seafood Industry

by Thor Sigfusson, PhD, Iceland Ocean Cluster

SOUL OF THE SEA in the AGE OF THE ALGORITHM
How Tech Startups Can Heal Our Oceans

by Gregory S. Stone & Nishan Degnarain
 

THE ONCE AND FUTURE OCEAN
Notes toward a New Hydraulic Society

by Peter Neill

Available wherever books are sold.

 

   OCEAN CURRICULUM CATALOG
Looking for activities, lesson plans, science projects or marine species resources for the classroom? Our Curriculum Catalog provides a comprehensive list of links to educational content, lesson plans, and educational activities for kindergarten through secondary programs.  
   VISUALIZATION THEATER
Modern data visualizations offer innovative and fascinating ways to look at, actively engage in, and interpret data and ocean events. Visualization Theater has the potential to transform the way in which we engage with and learn about scientific facts related to the world ocean.

 

  

WORLD OCEAN EXHIBITS
World Ocean Observatory is pleased to offer a variety of original and third party ocean exhibits. Our goal is to connect our audience of more than one million visitors each year with maritime museums and aquariums around the globe. We wish to be a central location for a wide variety of ocean-related exhibits related to maritime heritage, culture, climate, art, science, and examples of the important role that the ocean plays in our lives.

  

WORLD OCEAN VIDEO

Visit and subscribe to W2O's YouTube Channel to find a variety of relevant, cutting-edge, beautiful, informative, and thoughtful original and curated content. Our intent is to communicate the full spectrum of today's ocean issues: climate, fresh water, food, energy, trade, transportation, public health, finance, governance, recreation, culture and more. Subscribe today.