Ocean Literacy Campaign

Sunset with a vessel at sea

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.

Ocean Literacy and MARE

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.

MARE provides curriculum and professional development that are tailored toward promoting ocean literacy, and have added to the research field on learning and teaching ocean aquatic sciences (National Marine Educators Association Special Report #3).

Scientists, educators, concerned citizens can visit the Ocean Literacy website to learn more about the Campaign and how to get involved.