THE OCEANMOOC is being launched once again. View the trailer or enrol here:

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Ocean Sustainability is high on the Global Agenda!


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

relaunched on the 14th June to the 26th July 2017.

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.


The UN Ocean Conference in New York (5-9 June) was buzzing with plans for implementing the Ocean Sustainable Development Goal 14. Knowledge and science-based solutions have seldom been more urgent! 


Are you a professional, student, educator or citizen who aspires to use knowledge for better stewardship of our ocean? Yes? Then ENROLL NOW and explore this last great frontier on Earth. Together we can make a difference – gather friends and colleagues and JOIN TODAY!


Join us for six weeks of OCEAN LEARNING, OCEAN DISCOVERY and OCEAN DISCUSSIONS in this Massive Open Online Course starting June 14th 2017.




A joint initiative of the Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean”, Kiel University, Germany, the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), Germany, the SDG Academy, New York, USA and the International Ocean Institute