A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to bring to you the science and fascination of the Ocean

launched on the 25th April 2016.

The Ocean encircles the globe, forming the largest interconnected ecosystem on earth. It provides a huge range of services on which we rely; food, energy, transportation, environmental resilience, but also immaterial benefits such as beauty, cultural identity and recreation that enhance our sense of well-being. The pivotal role of the ocean in stabilizing climate, enabling a just distribution of economic prosperity and allowing for sustainable management and good governance of human activities is recognized in Goal 14 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that focuses on the Ocean.


10 TOPICS explored by 19 LECTURERS

The Ocean – Our Future; Ocean Circulation and Physics; Drivers of Life in the Ocean;

The Ocean Ecosystem; The Deep Sea; Ocean Governance;

Ocean Wealth and Sustainability; Coastal Change; Human – Ocean Interactions


Ocean Solutions Marine scientists together with economists, lawyers and philosophers will take you to explore the depths of ocean functions, they will help you to understand the human interactions with the ocean, and what solutions are available to support both sustainable use and stewardship of our blue planet.


Whether you are looking to upgrade your education, are professionally involved in ocean issues or seek to know more about your local coastline, the fish you eat or the climate that the ocean regulates, we invite you to join us on this voyage of discovery.


Visit: www.oceanmooc.org


  • For more information
  • To watch trailers and previews, and
  • To access the free series of lectures, videos, links to reference material and additional links that were provided by participants of the course that ran from the 25th April to the 18th July 2016 kindly click here (The MOOC is not currently online).