Ocean Literacy: The Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences

process, this definition along with the Essential PrinciplesPrinciples and Fundamental Concepts of ocean science that …

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What is Ocean Literacy?
Ocean literacy is an understanding of the ocean’s influence on you—and your influence on the ocean. An ocean-literate person: understands the Essential Principles and Fundamental
Concepts about the functioning of the ocean; can communicate about the ocean in a meaningful way; and is able to make informed and responsible decisions regarding the ocean and its resources. Developed through a community-wide consensus-building process, this definition along with the Essential Principles and supporting Fundamental Concepts build on previous efforts to define ocean literacy, assess what the public knows about the ocean, and redress the lack of ocean-related content in state and national science education standards, instructional materials and assessments.

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