Oceanography and You

Everyone has a direct link with the ocean. Historically, the ocean has been used for transportation, fisheries, and for obtaining other natural resources. The ocean controls our weather, moderates our climate, and provides a variety of recreation opportunities. Increasingly, people are turning to the ocean as a source of food, energy, and other resources making the ocean a focus of local, national, and international political policy debates. Instead of Planet Earth, we might consider calling our home “Planet Ocean.”