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Photo credits

  • Picture of Chancellor Angela Merkel: Bundesregierung / Steffen Kugler
  • An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean (children): Klaus Vedfelt / gettyimages
  • An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean (net): Sirisak Baokaew / Shutterstock
  • An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean (Ocean Literacy Design Jam): Erika Sullivan/ Ocean School 
  • An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean (Co-developing an Ocean Literacy Research Program for the Decade): Canadian Ocean Literacy Research Coalition 
  • An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean (The People We Need for An Ocean We Want): Susanne Landis for the World Maritime University
  • An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean (Scientists for Ocean Literacy): Marina Locritani
  • An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean (Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to Promote Gender Equity in Ocean Science): Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean (Fashion for the Ocean): Runa Ray; Engin Akyurt  
  • An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean (WE ARE OCEAN Vancouver: Cease Wyss’s ocean botany): Cease Wyss
  • An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean (Women's Leadership in Marine Technology and Science): Marine Technology Society 
  • An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean (Deep Sea to Desktop: The iMirabilis2 Expedition): EMEPC
  • An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean (Co-designing Solution-Oriented Research For Sustainable Development): Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean (ECOPs: empowering the next generation of ocean leaders): Early Career Ocean Professionals Program 
  • An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean (WATERS Takeshiba): Shibaura Eisen Keisai 
  • A Predicted Ocean (Nekton mission): Nekton / Nekton 2018
  • A Predicted Ocean (Predicting the Future of Coral Reefs using AI): Photo by: Andre Saputra (Indonesia Biru Foundation), Illustration by: Laura Osterholt (Reef Support)
  • A Predicted Ocean (Tel Aviv - Is it a Digital Twin Ocean City?):
  • A Predicted Ocean (Air-Sea Interaction Strategy for a Predicted Ocean): NASA
  • A Predicted Ocean (Engaging Public with the Ocean Forecasting System): Institut Oceanography and Environment / Mohd Fadzil Akhir
  • A Predicted Ocean (Co-designing an integrated ocean observing system): web
  • A Predicted Ocean (OpenOceanCloud: A New Approach to Data & Computing): Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
  • A Predicted Ocean (Engaging Stakeholders in Decade Programs): Iwamoto et al.
  • A Predicted Ocean (East Asian Workshop on a Predicted Ocean):  First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources of China
  • A Predicted Ocean (The Mexican Mangrove Monitoring System (SMMM)): Edgar Villeda
  • A Predicted Ocean (Colombian Scientific Expeditions & the Ocean Decade): Columbian Ocean Commission
  • A Predicted Ocean (The Future of Rio's Marine Ecosystems): Ricardo Gomes
  • A Predicted Ocean (Deep Ocean Observing for a Predicted Ocean): Courtesy Schmidt Ocean Institute. FK210726 Biodiverse Borderlands expedition. Lisa Levin Chief Scientist
  • A Predicted Ocean (Ocean Observations, Predictions, Climate Emergency): Steffen M. Olsen Slaedehunde i smeltevand Quanaaq
  • A Predicted Ocean (Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability): Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network
  • A Predicted Ocean (Designing Observing Systems for Ocean Boundaries): NASA Earth Observatory images by Jesse Allen, using data from the Level 1 and Atmospheres Active Distribution System (LAADS), and ocean imagery by Norman Kuring, NASA’s Ocean Color web
  • A Predicted Ocean (Hydrography and Mapping for the Ocean Decade): NOAA National Ocean Service
  • A Predicted Ocean (Collaboration: A Flowchart to Improve Ocean Models): Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)
  • A Predicted Ocean (Modeling and Prediction of Ocean Ambient Sound ): Global Ocean Soundscapes. Provided by Dr. Kevin D. Heaney,  Applied Ocean Sciences (
  • A Predicted Ocean (Ocean Shocks: Key Issues for Equity and Justice): open access, credit William Bossen via unsplash
  • A Predicted Ocean (Open Access to the GTS): University of Washington/CICOES, NOAA/PMEL/Kevin O´Brien
  • A Predicted Ocean (IHO's S-100 Framework: An All-Embracing Data Model):  International Hydrographic Organization
  • A Predicted Ocean (Blue Planet Hackathon): Fernando Whanon - Txiluf
  • A Predicted Ocean (Engaging Society Beyond Data Collection): Jaume Piera
  • A Predicted Ocean (Predicting Emiliana Huxleyi Blooms): Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
  • A Predicted Ocean (Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing U.S. Waters): NOAA Ocean Exploration
  • A Predicted Ocean (Developing Deep-Sea Ecosystem Models): courtesy of the NERC-funded Deep Links Project – Plymouth University, Oxford University, BGS, JNCC
  • A Predicted Ocean (Vaka Moana: A Predicted and Observed Ocean): Pacific Community
  • A Predicted Ocean (EuroSea – Sea Level Rise Uncertainty (decisions)): Arup, National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and University of Cambridge (UCAM)
  • A Predicted Ocean (The Blue Economy and the Digital Twin of the Ocean): Frauenhofer-Gesellschaft
  • A Predicted Ocean (Increasing Representation in the Marine Sciences):
  • A Predicted Ocean (Observing the Oceans: A Public Webinar): Luis Lamar, WHOI
  • A Clean Ocean (ocean cleaning): Parilov / Adobe Stock
  • A Productive Ocean (fishery management): Voyagerix / Adobe Stock
  • A Healthy and Resilient Ocean (ship and helicopter): IzzetNoyan / Adobe Stock
  • A Safe Ocean (pier): Wojciech Wrzesien / Adobe Stock
  • An Accessible Ocean (data streams): Nabugu / Adobe Stock
  • About (hammerheads): Edgar Photosapiens / Shutterstock
  • About (plastic pollution): Thomas Horig / Ocean Image Bank
  • News (family on the beach): altanaka/Shutterstock


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