Early in December 2012, a South Korean vessel called the Premier entered the Indian Ocean to fish. In West Africa, authorities knew that the boat had been fishing illegally in Liberian waters before it made its way to Africa's other coast. That raised the ire of East African…

Read more: East African Nations Pool Intelligence to Thwart Illegal Ocean Fishing

A couple of weeks ago, there was a hand drawn, animated short-video about the fascination of oceans and the problems they are facing.

Now there is also a German and a French version available:

French | German | English

It has a Creative Commons license and can be used and shared for free in any way.

You can download the English version here: Click To Download

Read more: Fascination of Oceans

A new movie "THE ODYSSEY" has been released on Ocean Health and Conservation, directed by Jérôme Salle. The movie is a biopic of Commandant Cousteau’s most productive years and tells the story of how he went from being an explorer to an environmental activist concerned about the health…

Read more: The Odyssey

National Marine Week is celebrated every year during the second week of October to create awareness and educate all South Africans about their responsibility within the coastal environment.The theme of 2016’s National Marine Week  is, “Our ocean, our future” and after a year of headlines featuring multiple selfish…

Read more: #MarineWeekSA: Do your bit for ocean conservation

 2nd International Conference on Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning. Closing date for applications is 3 February 2017. The conference is free of charge.…

Read more: 2nd International Conference on Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning

The next time someone asks you where the biggest ocean is, point them toward Jupiter. While Earth harbours about 320 million cubic miles (1,333 cubic km) of water, our planet is practically a desert compared to the rest of the Solar System.

A moon of Jupiter called Europa,…

Read more: These ocean worlds reveal just how little water we have on Earth