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World Ocean Observatory

About the World Ocean Observatory

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The WORLD OCEAN OBSERVATORY is dedicated to information, education and public discourse about the ocean defined as an integrated global social system.

We believe that informed citizens worldwide can unite to sustain the ocean through mitigation and change of human behavior on land and sea.

Our intent is to communicate the full spectrum of up-to-date ocean issues: climate, fresh water, food, energy, trade, transportation, public health, finance, governance, recreation and culture to encourage and inspire young Citizens of the Ocean through formal and informal education worldwide.

Our mission:

To serve as a central place of exchange for ocean information, education and public discourse;
To serve as an independent forum and focus for ocean affairs;
To advocate for the ocean through an open, worldwide network of communication;
To provide a window on the future of the ocean for the general public and decision-makers around the world.

It is our belief that The Sea Connects All Things...Learn more at WorldOceanObservatory.org. Show less
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The relationship between climate and oceans is complicated and vital to life on the planet. As climate changes, so too does the ocean. But the reverse is also true: a changing ocean spells a changing climate. A damaged ocean can mean an angry and unforgiving climate. The sometimes stormy relationship between ocean and climate draws humans into its complex dance with implications for mankind not only in the future but for today.
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