Stay informed on ocean issues, research and news with these informative websites, articles and multi-media resources.
Educational Sites and Organizations
Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Its offices in North America, South America and Europe work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is the world’s largest private, non-profit oceanographic research institution and a global leader in the study and exploration of the ocean. Excellent informative site with updates on latest news.
PMEL Carbon Program – U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
To advance scientific understanding of the ocean carbon cycle and how it is changing over time in support of NOAA’s commitment to improve the Nation’s ability to anticipate and respond to climate impacts and to conserve and manage healthy oceans, coastal ecosystems, and marine resources
Natural Resources Defense Council – Oceans
NRDC fights for sustainable fishing by crafting common sense fishing policies, promoting conservation-minded approaches to how fisheries are managed, and enforcing and defending laws to stop destructive fishing practices.
National Geographic – The Ocean
The National Geographic Society is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. The website is a wealth of information on ocean topics, exploration and news, plus interactive content for children.
Educational and outreach organization with a mission to engage people in design and policy solutions to end the global health crisis of plastic pollution
Smithsonian Ocean Portal
Focuses on everything ocean – unusual and everyday organisms, ocean-inspired art, researchers devoting their lives to exploring the still mostly mysterious ecosystem.
Our Ocean Planet – Oceanography in the 21st Century
An online textbook in-progress by Professor Robert Stewart for college students that’s chock full of information and diagrams.
Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation
Conducts guided outings for groups including public and private schools, universities, businesses, agencies, NGOs and communities to learn about and help with ocean and other environmental conservation efforts.
Video Presentations and Media
The Threat of Ocean Acidification – TED Talks
Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification
NOAA Ocean Explorer – The Water Cycle
Earth Under Water – Worldwide Flooding | Sea Level Rise (SLR)
How Whales Change Climate
The Earth a New Wild | Oceans – PBS Documentary
VIDEOS ABOUT OCEAN POLLUTION
Inside the Garbage of the World Documentary
TedX talks about Plastic Pollution and Garbage in the Ocean
Boyan Slat’s TedX Talk on How The Oceans Can Clean Themselves
18-year old proposes an award-winning solution to cleaning up marine plastic, now in its pilot phase.
Once Upon A Tide – Award-winning short educational film
Midway Film Trailer
heart-wrenchingly moving preview of a film being produced about pollution devastation in sea birds on Midway island in the Northern Pacific, 2,000 miles from the nearest continent