Ocean Exemplars are individuals, programs, curricula, schools, and organizations providing inspiring contributions to ocean knowledge and advocacy. Each exemplar, a special Citizen of the Ocean
, is chosen for what could be considered "best practices" in ocean education, from the classroom to the reef. Have an Ocean Exemplar
you'd like to nominate? Contact us!
An Exemplar to Watch
Paul Andrew Mayewski, Professor & Director of The Climate Change Institute
, is passionate about climate change and changes in the chemistry of the atmosphere. An intrepid explorer, he has led expeditions to collect scientific core samples from Antarctica, the Arctic, the Andes, New Zealand, the Himalayas, and the Tibetan Plateau. Paul is Professor and Director of the Climate Change Institute in Orono, Maine and has written extensively on atmospheric chemistry, ice loss, abrupt climate change events, human impacts on climate, and recently co-authored “Journey Into Climate – Adventure, Exploration and the Unmasking of Human Innocence”
(2011, with M.C. Morrison.) He is a leader in his field; his scientific achievements are too numerous to mention, and his passion for developing understanding of the multiple controls placed on climate is both infectious and inspiring.
The Water Footprint Network
Securing Fresh Water for Everyone
Imagine a life without clean, fresh water. This is a future reality for many unless we rethink how we use every drop of water each day. The Water Footprint Network
was founded in 2008 to solve the world water crises by advancing fair and smart water use. Their global team is driving innovation and inspiring the changes we must all make to share water equitably amongst all people so that we may create and sustain thriving communities while maintaining Nature’s diversity.
Follow World Ocean Observatory on Medium!
Medium is an up-and-coming blog publishing platform founded by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone in August 2012. Each week we post something new and interesting from our World Ocean Forum archive. Choose categories of interest in your profile (say, climate, oceans, sustainability) and receive updates every now and again of their most read and suggested posts. Follow along today: medium.com/@TheW2O.
Writers for the Sea
Writers For the Sea is a new endeavor by the non-profit Ocean Awareness Project (DBA Blue Frontier
). Its purpose: to support and promote ocean writers and their books. This Facebook group (open to the public) provides opportunities for authors who’ve written at least one book about our seas to interact and share their experiences with their readership, the social sphere, and with the publishing industry. Their goals: to organize and participate in panel discussions, events and anthologies that help expand the readership and audience for books related to the marine environment; to promote environmental understanding of the ocean; to promote books which educate and activate the public; to celebrate past writers for the Sea; and to mentor new and emerging ocean writers, including youth and students. Join the conversation today.
Pictured: Sy Montgomery’s “The Soul of An Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness”
World Ocean Radio: Are You Listening?
World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects, brought to you by long-time host Peter Neill. World Ocean Radio is a project of the World Ocean Observatory in association with 89.9 WERU-FM
, Blue Hill, Maine. Find our podcast on iTunes
, and at WorldOceanObservatory.org/world-ocean-radio.
World Ocean Radio is available for RSS feed, podcast, and syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide. A selection of episodes is also available in French, Spanish, Swahili, Portuguese, and Mandarin. Interested in becoming a broadcast affiliate? Inquire today.