Revealing the Ocean to the World
Over a billion people virtually exploring the ocean with Google Earth, Google Maps, and Google Street View.
An ocean education program available to over 90 million children.
New Species Discovered
The discovery of 7 new species of coral on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, including the deepest coral ever found on the Great Barrier Reef.
Global Plan to Save Coral Reefs
A global plan to save coral reefs that attracted unprecedented support by philanthropy.
An Emmy Award-winning film about the coral reef crisis seen by millions.
Global Survey of Coral Reefs
A baseline record of coral reefs around the world with over a million analyzed images.
Making the 3rd Global Bleaching Event front page news around the world.
A library of free-to-use images generating millions of news coverage
Join hundreds of creatives making a difference through our creative challenges.
Creative Challenge (CLOSED):
Exhibition Coming Soon
To kick off the UN Decade of Ocean Science, we challenged emerging creatives to design a poster to excite people about ocean science and how it’s still the ultimate adventure on our planet.
Selected posters from the challenge will be going on display at UNESCO HQ in Paris and at other UN locations around the world. You’ll be able to see the posters soon in our online gallery.
You can help support ocean science and conservation by downloading and displaying the posters. More will be made available soon. Please let us know how you use them, or by taking an image and sharing it with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or with #OceanDecade.
With Adobe and the UN Environment Programme
Do you have what it takes to bring to life — through your video skills —why the world needs to save the world’s coral reefs?
Together with Adobe and the UN Environment Programme, we created a free climate change activity to get your students excited about saving the ocean. Educators developing their own climate change or ecology activities are encouraged to use this free resource, “Save the Ocean: Creative Climate Change Activity For Your School” These downloadable educational resources supply educators with everything they need to write their own poetry assignments, lesson plan, and exercises.
The creative task is open to students of all ages across K-12 (primary and secondary) and college or university (K12). Students are tasked with creating a short video (under 2 minutes) with Premiere Rush, about why the world needs to support greater ocean protection and climate action in order to save coral reefs.
The challenge is designed to help participants gain skills to plan, sequence, and create an informative and persuasive video, while at the same time developing knowledge about ecology, our oceans, coral reefs and climate change. This climate change lesson plan is also a great opportunity to increase family learning while we practice social distancing to help flatten the coronavirus curve.
Prizes & How to Enter:
Selected entries will be used to promote the UN Ocean Decade to increase support for ocean science and conservation. Download the full brief for more details.
One of the biggest issues facing the ocean is it is out of sight and out of mind. Imagine if we could see ocean life in everyday scenarios, experiences, and places — we’d be far more likely to support protecting it.
This Photoshop challenge asks you visualize just that, using your own imagery combined with free imagery of marine life from our Image Bank.