Our Ocean Space


Welcome to OUR OCEAN SPACE, a web-based network for exchange of projects, art, audio-visual presentations, and other imaginative formats, created and uploaded by young Citizens of the Ocean to share with their counterparts worldwide. Teachers and students are invited to share their ocean-related projects with other classrooms, linking together young people through their understanding and interpretation of ocean systems.
Create and account/log in to submit projects and presentations in PowerPoint format, upload images to photo galleries, and link to video projects on YouTube. Each project will be marked as a DRAFT and will be posted to the site once it is reviewed by the W2O Editor for appropriate content. It is the responsibility of those submitting material to address copyright clearance for photographs, music, and other literary and graphic materials.

Would you like to contribute to our growing community of projects? Once you have an account with World Ocean Observatory, you can then add as many ocean-related projects as you'd like.

Marine Life
Ocean and You
Oakland, CA
Field notebooks are the best way to encourage close observation. It is important to provide examples. Science has benefited immensely from technological advances in the last few decades, but one research tool that many scientists would argue need not be improved is the handwritten field notebook. Ocean and You brings science, education and storytelling to your school, camp or club. They offer marine and environmental education through hands-on science, lectures and demos, and creative...
Marine Life, Natural Disaster, Pollution
Darcy Pattison
THE OLDEST BIRD IN THE WORLD SURVIVED THE JAPANESE TSUNAMI: Read All About It! It’s been almost a year since the March 11, 2011 earthquake off the shore of Japan which sent a tsunami wave west to overrun Tohoku, Japan. But the tsunami also traveled east and struck Midway Atoll at midnight. Nesting on Midway is the oldest known wild bird in the world. At an estimated 60 years old, she survived the tsunami.
Climate Change, Marine Life, Micro Organisms, Oceanography, Research
Living Data
Can a collaborative animation practice expand perceptions of our place within the global ecosystem? This is the research question of the Living Data project. Living Data builds on the Antarctic Animation project that evolved through a collaborative animation practice. Living Data similarly evolves, through mutually beneficial (symbiotic) relationships that develop with scientists and other artists. Collaborators share data and iconography for the purpose of expanding understanding our place...
Marine Life
Mount Madonna School
Watsonville, Ca
5th Grade
We are the 5th grade class of Mount Madonna School. This year we are doing a project to help the environment. We have chosen to focus on California Sea Otters. As a part of this project, we are making a DVD to educate people about sea otters and how our actions affect them. In addition, we are creating educational materials to be posted on a few websites. We are also creating picture books for our little kindergarten buddies that teach them about the ocean. Lastly, we organized Worldwide Waste...
Micro Organisms
School for Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST)
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Marine Life, Pollution, Water Quality
the NOAA Marine Debris Program
Honolulu, HI
The artwork featured here (and in the 2011 Marine Debris Planner) are all original and created by students from across the United States in grades K through 8. Students were asked to answer two simple questions: How does marine debris impact you? What are you doing about it? Winners were chosen based on creativity, artistic presentation, relevancy to the theme, and how thoroughly students answered the two questions.
Careers, Pollution, Water Quality, Other
Maritime Plymouth
Wembury Point, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Maritime Plymouth has created this presentation, "Beach Litter," to initiate classroom conversations about maritime careers. This is an EU funded project that has been done with two schools thus far and another in development.
Marine Life, Natural Disaster, Water Quality
Mountain Brook Elementary
Mountain Brook, Alabama
This experiment examined the oil at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and the effectiveness of dispersants to break up the oil. Students created a simulated oil plume using cooking oil and simulated a dispersing agent using mustard.
Micro Organisms, Natural Disaster, Water Quality
Mountain Brook Elementary
Lessons appropriate for grades 5-12
The purpose of the experiment was to determine if and how microbes eat oil, which the class was able to do with quantifiable results. Through the experiment the students also learned about the effects on the food chain from vast quantities of oil on the ocean floor.
Careers, Oceanography, Robotics
Mountain Brook Elementary
Lessons appropriate for grades 5-12
This lesson was developed by an educator who spent the summer of 2010 with NOAA in the Gulf of Mexico working as a Teacher at Sea. This "Robotics & Careers in Ocean Sciences" and other lessons like it were developed for her classrooms (grades 5-12).