About World Ocean Observatory

Our 2018 Annual Report is available here.


You may also request a copy by emailing director at the w2o dot net.

The World Ocean Observatory (W2O) offers a new model for ocean communications, aggregating comprehensive ocean information, consolidating educational resources, promoting other organizations’ programs and successes, amplifying the ocean message, and multiplying ocean engagement with an audience above and beyond that of any individual endeavor. We are a collective voice for many ocean voices, a central place of exchange of content and accomplishment, and the promoter of best practices, innovation, and effective connection to the global ocean community. Today we perform this task with energy, imagination, economy, and efficiency, reaching a significant audience worldwide through the free distribution of a full catalogue of ocean information. We do so at modest cost, with a conservative annual budget, and all programs funded by prescient donors and private foundations who understand our concept, see our results, and are committed to our future.

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The WORLD OCEAN OBSERVATORY is a major utility for ocean communication as a means to advance public awareness and political will, and is dedicated to providing information and education about the health of the ocean. We believe that informed citizens worldwide can unite to sustain the ocean through mitigation and change of human behavior on land and sea. Our focus is the full spectrum of ocean issues: climate, fresh water, food, energy, trade, transportation, public health, finance, governance, security, recreation, and culture. It is our belief that the sea connects all things.

The W2O is the leading organization advocating for the health and sustainability of the ocean through an accessible worldwide network of communication. Through education, partnership, information exchange, public connection, and relentless communications, W2O is committed to building an expansive global community of Citizens of the Ocean to promote and conserve marine resources for the future of all mankind.

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  2017 Annual Report
The 2017 Annual Report [pdf 7mg]





January 2017
Click on the image at left to view a mobile-friendly 20-page case statement about the W2O. Information contained in the brochure:

< Sea Connects All Things
< History & Mission
< Communications Strategy
< World Ocean Journal
World Ocean Aquarium
< An Argument for Support
< World Ocean Forum
< Site at-a-Glance
< Social Engagement
< World Ocean Radio
< Partnerships & Collaborations
< Featured Partner: Earth Optimism Summit
< Advisory Board & Staff
< The Once and Future Ocean
About the W2O

Download a larger 2-page spread of the
2017 Case Statement here.

Download the mobile-friendly version here.