Resource: World Ocean Observatory

September 15, 2015

World Ocean Observatory (W2O) is the leading organization advocating for the health and sustainability of the ocean through an accessible worldwide network of communication.

Through education, partnership, information exchange, public connection, and relentless communications, W2O is committed to building an expansive global community of Citizens of the Ocean to promote and conserve marine resources for the future of all mankind. They aim to build an educational initiative incorporating ocean information into exhibits, educational innovations, public programs, and informational services.

W2O hopes to share these resources through partnerships with existing museums, science centers, aquaria, libraries, NGOs, schools and other educational institutions, thereby reaching audiences around the world with the greatest effect and economy of scale. Doing so will expand public awareness of the implication of the ocean for the future of human survival.

David Miliband, Co-chair of the Global Ocean Commission, tells the story of the Commission’s inquiry into high seas governance and ocean health, and outlines its rescue package for the ocean and Mission Ocean.

“We need to forge a new ethico-political relationship between humanity and the oceans, a relationship with a political and juridical basis which creates an atmosphere of sharing and solidarity and which provides for a new universalism centered on knowledge of the oceans; a relationship capable of unifying the citizens of the world under one banner, a common, unique and irreplaceable asset: the sea which all the continents share.

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September 15, 2015