A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment




7 Continents, 5 Oceans of the World

     · explore the 5 oceans of the world

Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)

     · "...a sustained collaborative system of ocean observations, encompassing in situ networks,

     satellite systems, governments, UN agencies and individual scientists."

International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS)

International/Regional Meetings Relevant for Marine Ecological Connectivity

MARIPOLDATA (The Politics of Marine Biodiversity Data)

    · "...a research project funded by the European Research Council from November 2018 to October

       2023. The MARIPOLDATA research team develops and applies a new interdisciplinary and multi-

       scale approach to study new forms of power at the intersection between science, policy and politics."

Ocean Conference and SDG 14 @ UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library  

Ocean Climate Action Plan: The “Blue New Deal”


     · Full title: Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Challenges, Options and the Role of Science

     · "...brings together scientists, policy-makers and civil society representatives from 29 COST Member

     States to create and coordinates a research network for inter- and transdisciplinary research on

     ocean governance in the EU.”

Oceans @ NewDeeply [archive]

Ocean Health Index

Ocean Optimism

One Shared Ocean


Sea Around Us: Fisheries, Ecosystems & Biodiversity  

     · "a research initiative at The University of British Columbia (located at the Institute for the Oceans

     and Fisheries, formerly Fisheries Centre) that assesses the impact of fisheries on the marine

     ecosystems of the world, and offers mitigating solutions to a range of stakeholders."      

World Ocean Day


Marine Insight

Marine News

Marine Pollution Bulletin

Maritime Executive

MPA News

Oceans 21 @ The Conversation

Oceans @ NYT

OceanUS Magazine

     · Published by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, focusing on the effects of climate and oceans

Ocean Yearbook


     · "...the world’s leading source of news and insight on safer, smarter & greener shipping"

Seven Seas Magazine

     · browse magazine articles as well as gallery photos that exhibit the oceans through art

World Ocean Journal

     · an annual e-magazine that provides an overview of the ocean and solutions to the problems of

     the ocean today


Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy

ECO: Environment Coastal & Offshore

Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Hakaii Magazine

International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law

International Journal of Maritime History

Marine Life Science & Technology

Marine Policy

npj Ocean Sustainability

Ocean & Coastal Management

Ocean and Coastal Law Journal

Ocean and Coastal Research



Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs

Conservation Diver

Marine Discovery (University of Arizona)C

National Geographic: Teaching Resources

     · This is a resource aimed at educators  teaching a unit on marine ecosystems.

Teaching resources @ NOAA

Ocean Science Adventures

World Oceans Day

    · World Ocean Day: June 8th (events hosted around the world)


Glowing Glowing Gone


Marine noise

Marine noise @ CMS

Marine oil pollution

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

   · “the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping

     and the prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships."

   · Timeline

   · MARPOL video

Marine Defenders

Deep sea

Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

Deep Sea Mining Science Statement

Marine protected areas (MPAs)


     · Greenpeace map page

     · Ocean Unite page

Atlas of Marine Protection

     · maps and tally of MPA

Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES)

     · "brings together the world's best protected ocean places and the people that care about them."

Marine Wilderness @ WILD Foundation

MPA Global

MPA News

Protected Planet: Marine areas

US National Marine Protected Areas Center

     · view data and information on Marine Protected Areas (MPA)

     · access scientific understanding and newest research on MPAs

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

     Marine Protected Areas

Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ)

Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) @ IUCN

Seagrass beds


Seagrass & seagrass beds @ Smithsonian Ocean

Seagrass bed @ Oceana

Emilia Boess of Brandeis University contributed to this and related marine pages in 2018.

General information

Contents of this page:

     · Information     

       · News

         · Periodicals          

           · Education

             · Campaigns

               · Marine noise

                 · Marine oil pollution

                   · Deep sea

                    · Marine protected areas (MPAs)

                       · Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ)

                         · Seagrass beds

Also see:

    · Aquatic life

      · Aquatic migratory species

        · Country-specific marine information at Countries A>Z

          · USA Marine issues page