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One Planet – One Ocean:
From Science to Solutions

June 14th – July 26th 2017


This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has attracted over 6500 participants during two live broadcasts in 2016 and 2017. The course went offline on August 16th 2017. However, all materials that include lecture videos, reading material, additional links, assignments, and quizzes are available as an open source product that you can browse and download through the link in the top right panel of this page.

We hope you can use this resource to learn at your own pace, and also to support spreading ocean knowledge in your own sphere – as a teacher, volunteer, citizen or multiplier of any sort. Contact us if we can support or team with you on this important task!

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.

Our 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.

We address you – learners around the world who want to share our nuggets of insight and include these in your knowledge space. 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.

As Arthur C. Clarke put it: „How inappropriate to call this planet earth when it is quite clearly Ocean”.