Outreach & Education

Outreach & Education

Explore below for videos, infographics, teaching resources, informational websites and more for scientists, non-scientists and educators


Short film highlighting Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry research and the exciting technology scientists are using to understand the oceans of today and tomorrow.

In October 2018, an Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB)-sponsored workshop addressed questions to help determine the future directions of methane and nitrous oxide measurements in the global oceans. The workshop was designed to sit at the interface between laboratory analysis of trace gases, our comprehension of the relevant microbial processes, and our observational and predictive capacity to resolve spatial-temporal variability associated with methane and nitrous oxide in the oceans. The objective was to define the key questions that need to be addressed in the near future and provide practical guidance about how they can be addressed. Please visit the website for more about oceanic methane and nitrous oxide, and about the 2018 workshop.

A multi-year model showing the distribution of 4 types of phytoplankton (Credit: MIT Darwin Project, ECCO2, MITgcm: Oliver Jahn MIT, Chris Hill MIT, Mick Follows MIT, Stephanie Dutkiewicz MIT, and Dimitris Menemenlis JPL)

mCDR - marine Carbon Dioxide Removal

Ocean Visions overview of resources to support scientific decision making around ocean CDR: https://oceanvisions.org/ocean-based-carbon-dioxide-removal/

Ocean Fertilization

Ocean Fertilization Website - an informational website with resources for scientists and non-scientists, including "the basics" of iron and ocean iron fertilization, scientific and gray literature, policy documents, web and education resource list, newspaper/media articles, fertilization experiment links, and an infographic available in English and Spanish: https://web.whoi.edu/ocb-fert/

Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) Media

Via Christopher Sabine on the Ocean Acidification Information Exchange

Resources by OCB Focus Topic


The Carbon Cycle

Ocean acidification Sea Islands infographic and accompanying video from @GullahGeechee by Queen Quet


The Biological Pump


Ocean Observing

Frontiers Kids article: Global Ocean Climate Change: Observing From Ships (https://kids.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frym.2021.495240)


OCB Ocean Fertilization & Fisheries Infographic. Spanish version: https://web.whoi.edu/ocb-fert/
Coastal Carbon Dynamics by NOAA PMEL
Coastal Carbon Dynamics by NOAA PMEL
Ocean Carbon Uptake by NOAA PMEL
Ocean Carbon Uptake by NOAA PMEL
Coastal Carbon Dynamics by NOAA PMEL
Coastal Carbon Dynamics by NOAA PMEL
Earth's carbon cycle is off balance (NASA/JPL)
Earth's carbon cycle is off balance (NASA/JPL)
Rivers and Lakes Global Carbon Budget - Global Carbon Atlas
Illustrating Ocean Acidification Impacts to California's Living Marine Resources
Phytoplankton and Climate Change - creative collaboration by comic A. Warner and scientist U. Passow (2018, NSF funded)



A new children’s book To the Top of the World images and stories of an Arctic GEOTRACES expedition. The book is available for sale online at www.healycruisebook.com,  and in Falmouth, MA at the Eight Cousins bookstore in and at the WHOI gift shop (proceeds from local sales will go to Falmouth STEM Boosters' new science fair materials fund).

A children's book, Ocean Sunlight, on phytoplankton, photosynthesis, and the marine food web is now available. Click here for more information. View interview with the author and illustrator.

Lost Antarctica

Lost Antarctica – Adventures in a Disappearing Land. Written for the general public and with excellent reviews in Nature, Smithsonian Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, and strong endorsements by E.O. Wilson, Sylvia Earle, Bill Gates, among others, an entire chapter of Lost Antarctica is devoted to explaining ocean acidification and its current and potential impacts on Antarctic marine life. Jim was also recently interviewed on NPR's On Point show.

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