The Greatest Threat to the Ocean is Ignorance

Ocean literacy is defined as an understanding of the ocean’s influence on you and your influence on the ocean. The idea of creating a more “ocean-literate” society is, in many ways, the central theme that runs throughout the entire Ocean Connect website. Indeed, all the snapshots we have created to help you find your own unique way to connect to the ocean are also designed to drive home the fact that no matter what you choose to do in life, it will in some way be connected to the ocean. We have certainly said it more than once – whether we live near the coast or far from the ocean’s shores, the ocean impacts the health and well-being of each and every one of us. Therefore, understanding the ocean – and our connection to it – is absolutely essential to protecting Earth and all its varied forms of life.

To learn more about ocean literacy and to access Ocean Connect’s wide range of educational and career resources, please visit our Ocean Literacy snapshot.