Massive open online course (MOOC)

The Massive Open Online Course provides you a knowledge base that brings to you to the science and fascination of the ocean. Marine scientists team with economists, lawyers and philosophers to bring you a holistic view of how the ocean functions, how human interactions with the ocean can be understood, and what solutions are available to support both sustainable use and stewardship of our blue planet.

Register for the course (September 1st 2020 – August 31st 2021) using this link.

For more information or to view the Ocean MOOC trailer click here

Ocean Sustainability is high on the Global Agenda!


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 this OCEAN LEARNING, OCEAN DISCOVERY and OCEAN DISCUSSIONS in this Massive Open Online Course  from September 1st 2020 – August 31st 2021.




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