The Physical Ocean

The ocean comprises 71% of the earth's surface and is an integral part of every aspect of human life. Throughout history, the ocean has connected our world — through exploration and scientific inquiry, immigration and acculturation, trade, and the exploitation of maritime resources. The ocean is essential to human well-being through production of fresh water, food, energy, and medicine. Without a healthy ocean, our survival is at risk.

The sites recommended here can provide the best organized,
most comprehensive resources for answers to your ocean questions.

 

 

Climate Change Institute
UN World Ocean Assessment

 

The UN Atlas of the Oceans

 

NOAA Climate Services Portal

 

Census of Marine Life

 

CoML Species of the Week

 

UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

 

US Ocean Policy

 

EU Ocean Policy

 

  NOAA Ocean Explorer

 

Google Ocean

 

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

 

Encyclopedia of Life

 

  Eye On Earth

 

International Polar Year

 

  Milstein Hall of Ocean Life

 

  Circle of Blue | Fresh Water News