The Ocean Today

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.

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:

are focused, evocative, timely, and are made possible through the support of our sponsors. They will fit in small spaces, are economical to produce, and are well-suited for schools, libraries, museums and aquaria, and any other educational organization. Subjects such as exploration, maritime culture, art, literature, shipbuilding, transportation, trade, and more. Explore World Ocean Exhibits

World Ocean Observatory (W2O) is pleased to share World Ocean Explorer, a first-of-its-kind immersive virtual aquarium. DEEP SEA, sponsored by Schmidt Ocean Institute, is the first exhibit in the virtual aquarium, showcasing deep-sea discoveries. THE HUB is the main entryway into World Ocean Explorer virtual aquarium, with access to all exhibits from the main space. THE HUB will also contain the Ocean Classroom Educational Resource Center and Ocean Theater with a catalog of short and feature length ocean films.

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Five-minute weekly insights dive into ocean science, advocacy and education, hosted by Peter Neill, Director of the W2O, author, and lifelong ocean advocate. Episodes offer perspectives on global ocean issues, today’s challenges, marine science and policy, and exemplary solutions. Available for RSS feed, podcast, and syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide.




THE HUB is the newest addition to Explorer, the central, organizing space and portal to all other aspects of the virtual experience. THE HUB is the heart of the knowledge contained throughout Explorer, central to the organization and access to the learning, context and entry to all other exhibits. Explore THE HUB today.

DEEP SEA is the first full exhibit, showcasing the encounters and discoveries made during Schmidt Ocean Institute's deep-sea expeditions. Explore DEEP SEA today.

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.  
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.


Offering a variety of original and third-party ocean exhibits to connect web visitors with maritime museums and aquariums around the globe, showcasing ocean exhibits related to maritime heritage, culture, climate, art, science, and examples of the important role that the ocean plays in our lives.



Visit W2O's YouTube Channel to find a variety of engaging, cutting-edge, beautiful, informative, thoughtful and relevant 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.


Provocative books about the ocean, published in association with Leete's Island Books.