Ocean Literacy Research Community

Coalescing, co-designing, and communicating research focused on understanding and transforming society’s relationship with the ocean.

Join the OLRC to take part in collaborative opportunities, access the ocean literacy research commons, ideate networked research, join virtual research cafés, and contribute to our community-driven newsletter!

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What is the OLRC?

The ocean literacy research community is a global network of researchers – including natural and social scientists; education and communication specialists; place-based, community experts; and program evaluators. Together, we aim to better understand and scale enabling conditions that support human-ocean connection, well-being, and action. 




To engage in, and bring together, interdisciplinary research collaborations across geographies, generations, and genders to address and measure co-identified gaps across varying scales



To create an open, collaborative, streamlined, and co-creative space to share existing research and shape future endeavours focused on human-ocean relationships



To conduct and communicate research in ways that respect and include the multitude of relationships that exist among places, ecologies, cultures, and languages

priority areas

Measuring Ocean Literacy & Impact

Ocean Literacy & Climate Change

Ocean Literacy & The Blue Economy

Ocean Literacy as a Policy Tool

Cross cutting theme:

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

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Benefits of joining THE OLRC