WHAT IS OCEAN LITERACY?

Simply put, ocean literacy is an 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 about the ocean;

• can communicate about the ocean in a meaningful way;

• is able to make informed and responsible decisions regarding the ocean and its resources.

From Ocean Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts

There are 7 principles which summarize the key concepts of ocean science. Each principle is then further explained in detail.  Click on any of buttons below to learn more about each principle or download the Ocean Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts PDF.

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