The Cultural Ocean

Cultural diversity affects our lives in countless ways every day – as a source of identity, of conflict and crisis, as a context for civil discourse, community, and spiritual development. It is the outcome of thousands of years of contact among people of different customs, beliefs and ways of life, and of our personal and communal interactions with nature. The ocean has played a powerful role in this process throughout time—sustaining us, connecting us, and shaping us as nations, tribes, and individuals. W2O has compiled a collection of our own content as well as suggestions for deepening your cultural connection to the sea:

> Exhibits

> Further Reading

> Magazines & Journals

> Maritime History

> Maritime Traditions

> Ocean Art

> Lighthouse Projects

Cultural Ocean also celebrates the richness and expansiveness of the cultural ocean, offering a window into the cultural connections that are nourished by organizations around the world: