Improving ocean education is key to ocean conservation and is a major goal of the UN Ocean Decade. So, we teamed up with UNESCO and our creative partner, Adobe, and challenged the global creative community to reimagine how we communicate fundamental principles of the ocean.
The Ocean Decade Exhibition launched outside of UNESCO HQ in Paris, France in 2021, at the start of the UN Ocean Decade, with nearly 100 artworks on display. Following its initial success, we took the exhibition to iconic locations in Lisbon, Portugal (to coincide with the UN Ocean Conference) and onto Geneva, Switzerland.
The Ocean Decade Exhibition has also been adapted into a digital exhibition, currently showing at the Florida Aquarium, and we are making it available to other aquariums and venues to inspire new audiences.
The artworks have also been used to develop free education resources to improve ocean literacy thanks to the support of the UC Irvine Science Project.