The Ocean Literacy Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts presents a vision of an ocean-literate society. Along with the Handbook for Increasing Ocean Literacy, Ocean Literacy Scope and Sequence, the Alignment of Ocean Literacy to the Next Generation Science Standards, it outlines a framework for achieving Ocean Literacy. These documents are practical, research-based resources to influence learning
and teaching about the ocean through our schools, museums, aquariums, science centers, parks, and other informal learning spaces. Understanding the ocean is essential to comprehending and protecting this planet on which we live.