Download the Ocean Literacy Framework

Ocean Literacy Principles

Ocean Literacy: The Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences K-12 was published as a brochure. To acquire the print version:

  • Download the PDF version of the full brochure.
  • Request copies of the published brochure from the NOAA Outreach Unit. The brochure is free to educators. Write to Jeannine Montgomery.

The Scope and Sequence

The Ocean Literacy Scope and Sequence for Grades K-12 was published in 2010 in the NMEA Special Report on the Ocean Literacy Campaign. To acquire the print version:

  • Write to to request a copy of the Special Report.
  • Download individual articles and the Scope and Sequence in PDF (see list below).

Key Articles

Scope & Sequence and supplementary materials