Ocean MOOC

Hint: This course is addressed to all interested persons worldwide and is therefore in English.

One Planet - One Ocean
From Science to Solutions

This Massive Open Online Course will provide you a knowledge base that brings to you to the science and fascination of the ocean.

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.

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.

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; you are invited to join this voyage of discovery.

The Ocean MOOC is a collaborative effort of GEOMAR, Cluster of Excellence "The Future Ocean" Kiel, Kiel University, International Ocean Institute and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network | SDG Academy.