A program of the Lawrence Hall of Science that seeks to increase ocean literacy through informal and formal education initiatives
Marine Activities, Resources & Education

Craig Strang, MARE's director, and Peter Tuddenham gave a joint presentation on Ocean Literacy efforts in the USA at the first conference on Ocean Literacy in Europe, held in Belgium on October 12, 2012. Watch these sessions in our News area.


Listen to the webinar Ocean Literacy: Updates and Future Directions recorded on 9/1/11 with ocean sciences educators from MARE and other organizations.

Ocean Literacy Campaign

Ocean Literacy is the understanding of the ocean’s influence on you and your influence on the ocean.

An ocean literate person:

  • understands the essential principles and fundamental concepts
  • can communicate about the ocean in a meaningful way
  • is able to make informed and responsible decisions regarding the ocean and its resources.

MARE has been a leader in the Ocean Literacy Campaign, a national collaborative effort by scientists and educators to build a more ocean literate society.